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How to determine object type.

 
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Hi,
I am trying to determine the type of the object that generates an action event. In my case, my JMenuItem an JButton register with the same event listener. In actionPerformed method, i need to tell which object generates the event. ActionEvent.getSource() method gives me the object. How can i tell which class(JMenuItem,JButton) they belong to?
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after you get the object you the getClass() method on it and then the getName() method on that class.
Object myObject=mouseEvent.getSource();
Class myClass=myObject.getClass();
System.out.println(myClass.getName());
 
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You could use instanceof:

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