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How to get Class Name

jacob deiter
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HI all

I have a Class ,inside that,how I get the name of the class.

For Ex:

class abc
{

// Here I need to get the name of the class.

}
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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In an instance method, "this.getClass().getName()" will do it. In a static method, you really can't except using some pretty ugly and unreliable tricks using stack traces.


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Rob Spoor
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But you know which class you are in - it's static so it only belongs to the class in which it is coded. Therefore, you know it's class "abc". And if you know it's class "abc", you can get the Class object using "abc.class". So the name can be retrieved using "abc.class.getName()".


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