Get class members information using reflection

We can get the class members information using reflection. For example, we can know what are the fields, constructors and methods have been defined inside the class. Let’s see an example where we want to know what are the fields, constructors and methods in String class.

 

Output is –

—–get filed name defined in String class—-
value
hash
serialVersionUID
serialPersistentFields
CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER
—–get constructors defined in String class—-
public java.lang.String(byte[],int,int)
public java.lang.String(byte[],java.nio.charset.Charset)
public java.lang.String(byte[],java.lang.String) throws java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException
public java.lang.String(byte[],int,int,java.nio.charset.Charset)
public java.lang.String(byte[],int,int,java.lang.String) throws java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException
java.lang.String(char[],boolean)
public java.lang.String(java.lang.StringBuilder)
public java.lang.String(java.lang.StringBuffer)
public java.lang.String(byte[])
public java.lang.String(int[],int,int)
public java.lang.String()
public java.lang.String(char[])
public java.lang.String(java.lang.String)
public java.lang.String(char[],int,int)
public java.lang.String(byte[],int)
public java.lang.String(byte[],int,int,int)
—–get all defined methods of defined in String class—-
public boolean java.lang.String.equals(java.lang.Object)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.toString()
public int java.lang.String.hashCode()
public int java.lang.String.compareTo(java.lang.String)
public int java.lang.String.compareTo(java.lang.Object)
public int java.lang.String.indexOf(java.lang.String,int)
public int java.lang.String.indexOf(java.lang.String)
public int java.lang.String.indexOf(int,int)
public int java.lang.String.indexOf(int)
static int java.lang.String.indexOf(char[],int,int,char[],int,int,int)
static int java.lang.String.indexOf(char[],int,int,java.lang.String,int)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(int)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(long)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(float)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(boolean)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(char[])
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(char[],int,int)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(java.lang.Object)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(char)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.valueOf(double)
public char java.lang.String.charAt(int)
private static void java.lang.String.checkBounds(byte[],int,int)
public int java.lang.String.codePointAt(int)
public int java.lang.String.codePointBefore(int)
public int java.lang.String.codePointCount(int,int)
public int java.lang.String.compareToIgnoreCase(java.lang.String)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.concat(java.lang.String)
public boolean java.lang.String.contains(java.lang.CharSequence)
public boolean java.lang.String.contentEquals(java.lang.CharSequence)
public boolean java.lang.String.contentEquals(java.lang.StringBuffer)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.copyValueOf(char[])
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.copyValueOf(char[],int,int)
public boolean java.lang.String.endsWith(java.lang.String)
public boolean java.lang.String.equalsIgnoreCase(java.lang.String)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.format(java.util.Locale,java.lang.String,java.lang.Object…)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.format(java.lang.String,java.lang.Object…)
public void java.lang.String.getBytes(int,int,byte[],int)
public byte[] java.lang.String.getBytes(java.nio.charset.Charset)
public byte[] java.lang.String.getBytes(java.lang.String) throws java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException
public byte[] java.lang.String.getBytes()
public void java.lang.String.getChars(int,int,char[],int)
void java.lang.String.getChars(char[],int)
private int java.lang.String.indexOfSupplementary(int,int)
public native java.lang.String java.lang.String.intern()
public boolean java.lang.String.isEmpty()
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.join(java.lang.CharSequence,java.lang.CharSequence…)
public static java.lang.String java.lang.String.join(java.lang.CharSequence,java.lang.Iterable<? extends java.lang.CharSequence>)
public int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(int)
public int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(java.lang.String)
static int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(char[],int,int,java.lang.String,int)
public int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(java.lang.String,int)
public int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(int,int)
static int java.lang.String.lastIndexOf(char[],int,int,char[],int,int,int)
private int java.lang.String.lastIndexOfSupplementary(int,int)
public int java.lang.String.length()
public boolean java.lang.String.matches(java.lang.String)
private boolean java.lang.String.nonSyncContentEquals(java.lang.AbstractStringBuilder)
public int java.lang.String.offsetByCodePoints(int,int)
public boolean java.lang.String.regionMatches(int,java.lang.String,int,int)
public boolean java.lang.String.regionMatches(boolean,int,java.lang.String,int,int)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.replace(char,char)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.replace(java.lang.CharSequence,java.lang.CharSequence)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.replaceAll(java.lang.String,java.lang.String)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.replaceFirst(java.lang.String,java.lang.String)
public java.lang.String[] java.lang.String.split(java.lang.String)
public java.lang.String[] java.lang.String.split(java.lang.String,int)
public boolean java.lang.String.startsWith(java.lang.String,int)
public boolean java.lang.String.startsWith(java.lang.String)
public java.lang.CharSequence java.lang.String.subSequence(int,int)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.substring(int)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.substring(int,int)
public char[] java.lang.String.toCharArray()
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.toLowerCase(java.util.Locale)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.toLowerCase()
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.toUpperCase()
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.toUpperCase(java.util.Locale)
public java.lang.String java.lang.String.trim()

 

Let’s see another example where we will have a user-defined class with field, constructor, and methods.

Output is –

—–get filed name defined in Example3 class—-
name
id
—–get constructors defined in Example3 class—-
public reflection1.Example3(int)
private reflection1.Example3()
—–get all defined methods of defined in Example3 class—-
public static void reflection1.Example3.main(java.lang.String[]) throws java.lang.ClassNotFoundException
private void reflection1.Example3.m1()
public void reflection1.Example3.m2()

 

 

 

 

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