Java.lang.Class.getSimpleName() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Class.getSimpleName() returns the simple name of the underlying class as given in the source code. Returns an empty string if the underlying class is anonymous.

Declaration

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

public String getSimpleName()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the simple name of the underlying class.

Exception

  • NA

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ClassDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

     ClassDemo c = new ClassDemo();
     Class cls = c.getClass();

     // returns the name of the class
     String name = cls.getName();
     System.out.println("Class Name = " + name);
     
     // returns the simple name of the class
     String sname = cls.getSimpleName();
     System.out.println("Class SimpleName = " + sname);     
   }
} 

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

Class Name = ClassDemo
Class SimpleName = ClassDemo



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