Web Service & serialization

hogcia <hogcia@gmail.com>
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 03:11:13 -0800 (PST)
I want to serialize an object into a byte array to return it from a
Web Service and save it to a file (XML) at the client side. I've done
serialization and deserialization with a regular class and it works.
But when I send the byte array through the Web Service and try to save
it, I then discover, that the file is empty... However the service
client receives some data, because it writes:
Result = [B@13576a2

Here is my code:
Web Service:
package ws;

import javax.jws.WebMethod;
import javax.jws.WebService;
import java.io.*;
import java.beans.*;
import ws.*;
 * @author agata
public class byte64Serwer {
     * Web service operation
    public byte[] getXML() {
        XMLEncoder encoder = null;
        XMLDecoder decoder = null;
        ByteArrayOutputStream byteStream = new
        byte[] byteArray = null;

        Adres annapolis = new Adres("Annapolis", 35, 53, "30-170",
"Washington, D.C.");
        Osoba agata = new Osoba("Agata", "Krawcewicz", annapolis,
        Osoba tomek = new Osoba("Tomasz", "Staniszewski", annapolis,

        //do XML
            encoder = new XMLEncoder(
                           new BufferedOutputStream(
            byteArray = byteStream.toByteArray();
        catch(Exception ex)
            if(encoder != null) encoder.close();
            return byteArray;



package byte64client;

import java.io.*;

 * @author agata
public class Main {

    /** Creates a new instance of Main */
    public Main() {

     * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String plik;
        FileOutputStream fstream = null;
        String home_path = System.getProperty( "user.home" );
            plik = home_path + "/lista.xml";
            plik = home_path + "\\lista.xml";
        System.out.println("Bede zapisywal do pliku: " + plik);

        try { // Call Web Service Operation
            wsc.Byte64SerwerService service = new
            wsc.Byte64Serwer port = service.getByte64SerwerPort();
            // TODO process result here
            byte[] result = port.getXML();
            fstream = new FileOutputStream(plik);
            System.out.println("Result = " + result);
        } catch (Exception ex) {

Am I taking a right approach? Or is it totally wrong? Sorry, but I'm a
I can post the code for Adres and Osoba classes if it helps you if you
could run it all.
Anyway thanks for all your posts! :)

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