Java Programming/Keywords/byte

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byte is a keyword which designates the 8 bit signed integer primitive type.

The java.lang.Byte class is the nominal wrapper class when you need to store a byte value but an object reference is required.

Syntax:

byte <variable-name> = <integer-value>;

For example:

Computer code
byte b = 65;

or

Computer code
byte b = 'A'

The number 65 is the code for 'A' in ASCII.

See also: