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Use of reflection API

Vijay Tidake
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Joined: Nov 04, 2008
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Currently I am reading about the Reflection API in java.So I have one query regarding the use of Reflection APIs.
I read that reflection is meant for the "introspection" of a java beans.Is this the only use of Reflection?

If not,will you please enlist some of the practical use of the java Reflection API,other than getting the info about the class ie method,constructors etc.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Calling a method dynamically. This is useful in tooling, when you don't know the method signature at compile time.

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