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 ClassDemo
Class = ClassDemo



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