public abstract class ShortBuffer extends Buffer
implements Comparable<ShortBuffer>

A short buffer.

This class defines four categories of operations upon short buffers:

  • Absolute and relative get and put methods that read and write single shorts;

  • Relative bulk get methods that transfer contiguous sequences of shorts from this buffer into an array; and

  • Relative bulk put methods that transfer contiguous sequences of shorts from a short array or some other short buffer into this buffer; and

  • Methods for compacting, duplicating, and slicing a short buffer.

Short buffers can be created either by allocation, which allocates space for the buffer's content, by wrapping an existing short array into a buffer, or by creating a view of an existing byte buffer.

Like a byte buffer, a short buffer is either direct or non-direct. A short buffer created via the wrap methods of this class will be non-direct. A short buffer created as a view of a byte buffer will be direct if, and only if, the byte buffer itself is direct. Whether or not a short buffer is direct may be determined by invoking the isDirect method.

Methods in this class that do not otherwise have a value to return are specified to return the buffer upon which they are invoked. This allows method invocations to be chained.

Public Method Summary

static ShortBuffer
allocate(int capacity)
Allocates a new short buffer.
final short[]
Returns the short array that backs this buffer  (optional operation).
final int
Returns the offset within this buffer's backing array of the first element of the buffer  (optional operation).
abstract ShortBuffer
Creates a new, read-only short buffer that shares this buffer's content.
abstract ShortBuffer
Compacts this buffer  (optional operation).