Java.io.ObjectStreamField.getType() Method

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Description

The java.io.ObjectStreamField.getType() method gets the type of the field. If the type is non-primitive and this ObjectStreamField was obtained from a deserialized ObjectStreamClass instance, then Object.class is returned. Otherwise, the Class object for the type of the field is returned.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.ObjectStreamField.getType() method

public Class<?> getType()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns a Class object representing the type of the serializable field

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.ObjectStreamField.getType() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.*;
import java.util.Calendar;

public class ObjectStreamFieldDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create a new object stream class for Integers
      ObjectStreamClass osc = ObjectStreamClass.lookup(Integer.class);

      // get the field value from Integer class
      ObjectStreamField field = osc.getField("value");

      // get the type of the field
      System.out.println("" + field.getType());

      // create a new object stream class for calendar
      ObjectStreamClass osc2 = ObjectStreamClass.lookup(Calendar.class);

      // get the field value from Calendar class
      ObjectStreamField field2 = osc2.getField("lenient");

      // get the type of the field2
      System.out.println("" + field2.getType());

   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

int
boolean



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