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Class.forName()?

rakesh sugirtharaj
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Joined: Dec 16, 2007
Posts: 151
In all jdbc connection classes i find this code

Class.forName("some driver String");

and the weirdest thing is that the return type(of class Class) is not stored anywhere. There is no assignment here. Then What is the use of this code?


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Jan Cumps
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This question has been discussed before on JavaRanch. Look here: Class.forname() return .
Regards, Jan


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