Java.lang.Class.getResource() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Class.getResource() finds a resource with a given name

Declaration

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

public URL getResource(String name)

Parameters

name − This is the name of the desired resource.

Return Value

This method returns a URL object or null if no resource with this name is found.

Exception

NA

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.net.URL;
import java.lang.*;

public class ClassDemo {

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

      // finds resource relative to the class location
      URL url = cls.getResource("file.txt");
      System.out.println("Value = " + url);

      // finds resource relative to the class location
      url = cls.getResource("newfolder/a.txt");
      System.out.println("Value = " + url);
   }
}

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

Value = null
Value = null

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