Java.lang.Throwable.getMessage() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Throwable.getMessage() method returns the detail message string of this throwable.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Throwable.getMessage() method

public String getMessage()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method returns the detail message string of this Throwable instance (which can be null).

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Throwable.getMessage() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ThrowableDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) throws Throwable {

     try {
         newException();
      } catch(Throwable e) { 
         System.err.println(e);
         // returns the detail message string of this Throwable instance 
         System.out.println(e.getMessage());
      }
   }
  
   public static void newException() throws Exception {
      System.out.println("This is newException() function");
      throw new Exception("new Exception...");
   }
} 

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

This is newException() function
new Exception...
java.lang.Exception: new Exception...

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