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How to add a method for classLoader

chris liao

Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 27
I want to extend URLClassLoader,Which containered a method: addURL(URL url),
but why not give us another method: removeURL(URL url) in URLClassLoader??

Now, I need a meothd to remove some url,but I don't how to do about this.
Please help me !
yash Vi
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Joined: Jul 17, 2005
Posts: 41
can try extend the URLClassloader and create your own class with a remove method on it is not a final class you can try it.

Thanks for your reply and time.<br />Windows 2000,j2sdk1.4.2_08
chris liao

Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 27
Thanks! if I extend URLClassLoader and add new method:removeURL in my new
please note the below code in URLClassLoader,
protected addURL(URL url){

In fact,no removeURL method in URLClassLoader,but I need it appear in my new classLoader,I don't how to write the code about it.
please help me !
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
I don't think you can remove a URL from the class loader's list without maybe using reflection to change some private methods to public. That would be a Very Dangerous Thing in most cases.

You could get the current list of URLs and create a new class loader that has all off the current ones except the one you want to remove.

See if the difference between these two lines makes sense:

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