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jar file information

Manu Verma

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 10
Hi, I have use of jar file information, like class name and their methods name. I am using following code to list all files contains a particular jar file: -

import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.jar.JarFile;

public class JarFileInfo {

public static void main(String args[]) throws IOException {
JarFile j = new JarFile("jar file path");
Enumeration e = j.entries();

while (e.hasMoreElements()) {


Now, How would I get only class names and their respective method names? if I get only class name I can list their methods using following: -
Method[] methods = classnameobj.getDeclaredMethods();
System.out.println("Methods name are as below: -");
int i = 0;
for(Method method : methods) {
methName[i] = method.getName();

so, my problem is only getting all Class names of any particular jar file, any guidance or suggestions plzzzz.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41034
Using the JarFile.getInputStream(JarEntry) method you can get at the bytes that make up the class file. Then you can use ClassLoader.defineClass to create a Class object, which you can use to get at the methods.

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