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



The java.lang.reflect.Method.toGenericString() method returns a string describing this Method, including type parameters. The string is formatted as the method access modifiers, if any, followed by an angle-bracketed comma-separated list of the method's type parameters, if any, followed by the method's generic return type, followed by a space, followed by the class declaring the method, followed by a period, followed by the method name, followed by a parenthesized, comma-separated list of the method's generic formal parameter types.


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

public String toGenericString()


a string describing this Method, include type parameters.


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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.reflect.Method;

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

      Method[] methods = SampleClass.class.getMethods();

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 −

public void com.tutorialspoint.SampleClass.setSampleField(java.lang.String)