PHP - Function class_exists()


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Syntax

class_exists ( $class_name [,$autoload] );

Definition and Usage

This function checks if the given class have been defined. Returns TRUE if class_name is a defined class, FALSE otherwise.

Parameters

Parameter Description
class_name Required. The class name.
autoload Optional. Whether to call __autoload or not by default.

Return Value

Returns TRUE if class_name is a defined class, FALSE otherwise.

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   if (class_exists('MyClass')) {
      $myclass = new MyClass();
   }
?> 

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