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accessing private variables of thread class using reflection

Bhagirathi Mallick
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Joined: Jul 21, 2011
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why we cannot access private variable named as "threadstatus" of the class Thread in out side of that class
when i call accessThreadStatus method it generates one exception



And if the above happens , then how to make a private variable not accessible to the out side class.
please any one find the solution
Thanks in advance.
Bhagirathi Mallick
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Joined: Jul 21, 2011
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its ok, you can anser it
Henry Wong
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Bhagirathi Mallick wrote:why we cannot access private variable named as "threadstatus" of the class Thread in out side of that class
when i call accessThreadStatus method it generates one exception




And if the above happens , then how to make a private variable not accessible to the out side class.
please any one find the solution
Thanks in advance.


It generates an exception because you are trying to access a private variable -- by default, reflection does not allow to access a private variable. To enable access, you need to call the setAccessible() method, which you other example has done.... Now, if you are asking why the other example doesn't work, it could be the security manager. The setAccessible() method is prevented from being called in most cases -- applets, RMI, etc. -- try running it as a stand alone application where there isn't a security manager by default.

Henry

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