Java.lang.Object.getClass() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Object.getClass() method returns the runtime class of an object. That Class object is the object that is locked by static synchronized methods of the represented class.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Object.getClass() method

public final Class getClass()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the object of type Class that represents the runtime class of the object.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of lang.Object.getClass() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.GregorianCalendar;

public class ObjectDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create a new ObjectDemo object
      GregorianCalendar cal = new GregorianCalendar();

      // print current time
      System.out.println("" + cal.getTime());

      // print the class of cal
      System.out.println("" + cal.getClass());

      // create a new Integer
      Integer i = new Integer(5);

      // print i
      System.out.println("" + i);

      // print the class of i
      System.out.println("" + i.getClass());


   }
}

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

Sat Sep 22 00:31:24 EEST 2012
class java.util.GregorianCalendar
5
class java.lang.Integer



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