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# Java Integer reverseBytes() Method

Java `reverseBytes()` method is a part of the Integer class of the `java.lang` package. This method is used to return the value which is obtained by reversing the order of the bytes of the two's complement binary representation of the integer value passed.

### Syntax:

``public static int reverseBytes(int i)  ``

### Parameter:

The parameter passed is the integer value whose bytes are to be reversed.

### Returns:

The value obtained by reversing the order of bytes of the two's complement binary representation of the parameter passed.

## Example 1:

Here, a positive and a negative number is taken for a better understanding of the method. The `Integer.toBinaryString()` method is used for representing the number in its binary equivalent.

``````import java.lang.Integer;

public class StudyTonight
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
int a = 342;
int b = -23;
System.out.println("Original Number = " + a);
//converts number to equivalent binary string
System.out.println("Binary Representation is = " + Integer.toBinaryString(a));
//reversal of the bytes
System.out.println("Number after reversal " + Integer.reverseBytes(a));

System.out.println("\n Original Number = " + b);
System.out.println("Binary Representation is = " + Integer.toBinaryString(b));
System.out.println("Number after reversal = " + Integer.reverseBytes(b));
}
}  ``````

Original Number = 342
Binary Representation is = 101010110
Number after reversal 1442906112

Original Number = -23
Binary Representation is = 11111111111111111111111111101001
Number after reversal = -369098753

## Example 2:

Here is a user-defined example where anyone using this code can put a value of his choice and get the equivalent output.

``````import java.util.Scanner;

public class StudyTonight
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
try
{
System.out.print("Enter Original Value ");
Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
int i = sc.nextInt();
System.out.println("Actual Number = " + i);
// returns the integer value into its binary equivalent
System.out.println("Binary Representation = " + Integer.toBinaryString(i));
//returns the value obtained by reversal of bytes
System.out.println("After reversing = " + Integer.reverseBytes(i));
}
catch(Exception e)
{
System.out.println("Invalid Input");
}

}
}  ``````

Enter Original Value 54
Actual Number = 54
Binary Representation = 110110
After reversing = 905969664
***************************************
Enter Original Value -43
Actual Number = -43
Binary Representation = 11111111111111111111111111010101
After reversing = -704643073
*************************************************
Enter Original Value 0x212
Invalid Input

## Live Example:

Here, you can test the live code example. You can execute the example for different values, even can edit and write your examples to test the Java code.

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