Convert a hex string to byte array


I have this hex string, "1EA23", I would like to put this hex string into a byte array...
For example...

String hexString = "1EA23";
byte byteArray[] = new byte[4];

the value of byteArray should be...
byteArray[0] = (byte)0;
byteArray[1] = (byte)0x01;
byteArray[2] = (byte)0xEA;
byteArray[3] = (byte)0x23;

How can I do this??  I try to do it with substring...but it seems not work please~~~~

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You can do it like this:

int val = Integer.parseInt( hexString, 16 );
byteArray[0] = (byte) ( ( val >>> 24 ) & 0xff );
byteArray[1] = (byte) ( ( val >>> 16 ) & 0xff );
byteArray[2] = (byte) ( ( val >>> 8 ) & 0xff );
byteArray[3] = (byte) ( ( val >>> 0 ) & 0xff );

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xenia27Author Commented:
OK...thanks~  This works exactly what I want!!  ^^
You are welcome. ;-)
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byte[] bytes = new BigInteger("1EA23", 16).toByteArray();
> byte[] bytes = new BigInteger("1EA23", 16).toByteArray();
This would an array that is only 3 in length.
I'm not really awake yet. ;-)
This would create an array that is only 3 bytes in length.
OK - you've rumbled me - it can't be completely done in one line only ;-)
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