Java.lang.Class.getEnclosingMethod() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Class.getEnclosingMethod() returns a Method object representing the immediately enclosing method of the underlying class, if this Class object represents a local or anonymous class within a method, else returns null.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Class.getEnclosingMethod() method

public Method getEnclosingMethod()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method returns the immediately enclosing method of the underlying class, if that class is a local or anonymous class; else null.

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Class.getEnclosingMethod() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ClassDemo {

   public Object c;

   public ClassDemo() {
      class ClassA{};
      c = new ClassA();
   }

   public Object ClassAObject() {
      class ClassA{};
      return new ClassA( );
   }

   public static void main(String[] args) {
     
      Class cls;
      cls = (new ClassDemo()).ClassAObject().getClass();

      System.out.print("Method = ");
      System.out.println(cls.getEnclosingMethod());
   }
} 

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

Method = public java.lang.Object com.tutorialspoint.ClassDemo.ClassAObject()

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