Java.lang.Class.getName() Method Example


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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 = com.tutorialspoint.ClassDemo

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