Java ByteVector-class And Method Code Example

In the ASM library, a ByteVector is a mutable sequence of bytes that can be used to construct a byte array. It provides utility methods for adding different types of data (e.g. int, long, String, etc.) to the end of the byte vector. The byte vector also has a fixed size, and it will automatically resize itself if more space is needed when adding new data.

Here is an example of how you might use a ByteVector to generate a byte array containing the bytecode for a simple Java class:

import org.objectweb.asm.ByteVector;
import org.objectweb.asm.ClassWriter;
import org.objectweb.asm.MethodVisitor;

public class Example {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        ClassWriter cw = new ClassWriter(ClassWriter.COMPUTE_MAXS);
        MethodVisitor mv;

        cw.visit(52, // version
                ACC_PUBLIC + ACC_SUPER, // access flags
                "Example", // class name
                null, // signature
                "java/lang/Object", // super class
                null // interfaces

        // Constructor
        mv = cw.visitMethod(ACC_PUBLIC, "<init>", "()V", null, null);
        mv.visitVarInsn(ALOAD, 0);
        mv.visitMethodInsn(INVOKESPECIAL, "java/lang/Object", "<init>", "()V", false);
        mv.visitMaxs(1, 1);


        // Generate the class file as a byte array
        byte[] bytes = cw.toByteArray();

In this example, the ClassWriter is used to visit and generate the bytecode for a Java class. The MethodVisitor is used to visit and generate the bytecode for a method within the class. The ByteVector is used internally by the ClassWriter and MethodVisitor to store the generated bytecode as a sequence of bytes. When the class generation is complete, the toByteArray() method is called to retrieve the bytecode as a byte array.