java.lang.reflect.Method.getReturnType() Method Example


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Description

The java.lang.reflect.Method.getReturnType() method returns a Class object that represents the formal return type of the method represented by this Method object.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.reflect.Method.getReturnType() method.

public Class<?> getReturnType()

Returns

the return type for the method this object represents.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.reflect.Method.getReturnType() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.reflect.Method;

public class MethodDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      Method[] methods = SampleClass.class.getMethods();
      Class returnType = methods[0].getReturnType();

      System.out.println(returnType.getName());
   }
}

class SampleClass {
   private String sampleField;

   public String getSampleField() {
      return sampleField;
   }

   public void setSampleField(String sampleField) {
      this.sampleField = sampleField;
   } 
}

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

java.lang.String
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