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Reflecting classes not in classpath

Nickolay Kolev

Joined: Oct 17, 2002
Posts: 16
Hi all,
Is there a way to load a class fo reflection wich is not in the classpath, but rather in the same directory as the reflecting class?
I am trying to load a class and examine its swing components...
Any tips on how this could be achieved?
Many thanks,
Nickolay Kolev
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
I think you will need to use a custom ClassLoader for this. Don't know much more about it, though...

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Dave Landers
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Joined: Jul 24, 2002
Posts: 401
You can use something like this:

And load classes like this:

[ October 30, 2002: Message edited by: Dave Landers ]
Junaid Bhatra
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Joined: Jun 27, 2000
Posts: 213
Instead of writing your own Classloader, I guess you could use the built-in URLClassLoader for the same purpose:
I agree. Here's the link:
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