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Re: ClassName.class notation???

Posted by Mahesh Chulet on September 12, 2000 at 2:47 AM

Every class is represeneted by a corresponding Class class object. The reference to this object can be obtained using the syntax Class claz = XYZClass.class

The utility of obtaining a reference to the Class class for any class are ,

o. To use reflection methods provided by the Class class
o. To find which ClassLoader was used to load this class
0. To get the Superclass, this class's name or to run any of the method that is available in the Class class

Hope this helps..

-Mahesh Chulet


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