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Class object for premitive types

Hanna Habashy
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How can you construct a Class object for a premitive type.
for example (int, double, boolean...)

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Nathaniel Stoddard
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The primitives have corresponding wrapper objects (full Objects) in the java.lang package, along with their class objects, of course.

Hanna Habashy
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I want to use Class.getConstructor(Class[] paramType) method of the Class class. consider that I want to retrieve this consructor of the ArrayList class: new ArrayList(int initialValue)
I have to supply a Class[] array of the types, in this case it is premitive.
how can I construct a Class Object (not a wrraper object) of the premitive int. Using java.lang.Integer doesn't work.
any suggestions.
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
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Off the top of my head, I believe it is:

Let me know if that doesn't work and I'll look into it.

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Hanna Habashy
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Corey :
Thank you so much. it works
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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