How to convert Java Serialisable Object to Byte Array

does anybody know how to convert a Java Object like Image Object into a byte[] to do stuff with it after....

For exemple if i create serialisable object and i want to store them in database in byte []

help !
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The is a couple of classes in the io package called ByteArrayOutputStream and ByteArrayInputStream. Wrap these with any OutputStream you desire and you have your byte[].
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Jim CakalicSenior Developer/ArchitectCommented:
Specifically, to serialize a Serializable object to a byte array:

    Object o = <whatever>;
    ByteArrayOutputStream bst = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    ObjectOutputStream ost = new ObjectOutputStream(bst);
    byte[] b = bst.toByteArray();

To deserialize from the byte array:

    byte[] b = <whatever>;
    ByteArrayInputStream bst = new ByteArrayInputStream(b);
    ObjectInputStream ost = new ObjectInputStream(bst);
    Object o = ost.readObject();

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Jim Cakalic

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NextOneAuthor Commented:
I prefere the Jim cakalic answer that is full of explenation and very interesting... I gonna try

thanks to everybody
NextOneAuthor Commented:
thanks, i gonna try
>> how to convert a Java Object like Image Object into a byte[]

well - java.awt.Image is not Serializable :)
NextOneAuthor Commented:
Well yes, but i found a solution, i read directly the file...
But i use a Sybase DataBase and I've a stream problem,
I can only read 32768 bytes...
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