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


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Description

The java.lang.reflect.Method.toString() method returns a string describing this Method. The string is formatted as the method access modifiers, if any, followed by the method 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 formal parameter types.

Declaration

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

public String toString()

Returns

a string representation of the object.

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.reflect.Method;

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

      Method[] methods = SampleClass.class.getMethods();
      System.out.println(methods[1].toString());
   }
}

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)
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