Paul Paul - 8 months ago 68
Android Question

Android - Write byte array to OutputStreamWriter

I have an application that uploads photos through a web service. In the past, I loaded a file into a stream, and converted to Base64. Then I posted the resulting string through the write() method of an OutputStreamWriter. Now, the web service has changed, and it expects multipart/form-data and it does not expect Base64.

So somehow I need to post the chararters of this file as is without conversion. I'm sure I'm close, but all I ever get is a content lengh underflow or overflow. The odd thing is that in the debugger I can see that my buffer length is the same length as the string I'm posting. Here's what I'm doing and hopefully enough code:

// conn is my connection
OutputStreamWriter dataStream = new OutputStreamWriter(conn.getOutputStream());

// c is my file
int bytesRead = 0;
long bytesAvailable = c.length();

while (bytesAvailable > 0) {
byte[] buffer = new byte[Math.min(12288, (int)bytesAvailable)];
bytesRead =, 0, Math.min(12288, (int)bytesAvailable));

// assign the string if needed.
if (bytesRead > 0) {
bytesAvailable = fileInputStream.available();

// I've tried many encoding types here.
String sTmp = new String(buffer, "ISO-8859-1");
// HERE'S the issue. I can't just write the buffer,
// Yes there's more code, but this should be enough to show why I don't know what I'm doing!



OutputStreamWriter dataStream = new OutputStreamWriter(conn.getOutputStream());

with this

DataOutputStream dataStream = new DataOutputStream(conn.getOutputStream()); 

and directly call dataStream.write(buffer);

let me know how it behave

Edit: edited answer according to comment