Java.lang.Class.getName() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Class.getName() returns the name of the entity (class, interface, array class, primitive type, or void) represented by this Class object, as a String.

Declaration

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

public String getName()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the name of the class or interface represented by this object.

Exception

  • NA

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ClassDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

     // returns the Class object associated with this class
     ClassDemo cl = new ClassDemo();
     Class c1Class = cl.getClass();

     // returns the name of the class
     String name = c1Class.getName();
     System.out.println("Class Name = " + name);
   }
}

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

Class Name = ClassDemo



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