Java.lang.Class.toString() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Class.toString() converts the object to a string. The string representation is the string "class" or "interface", followed by a space, and then by the fully qualified name of the class in the format returned by getName.

Declaration

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

public String toString()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method returns a string representation of this class object.

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Class.toString() 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 string representation of this class object
      String str = cls.toString();
      System.out.println("Class = " + str);

      // returns the name of the class
      str = cls.getName();
      System.out.println("Class = " + str);
   }
} 

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

Class = class com.tutorialspoint.ClassDemo
Class = com.tutorialspoint.ClassDemo

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