The getGenericSuperclass() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the type of the superclass of this entity. This entity can be a class, an array, an interface, etc. The method returns the type of the superclass of this entity.
public Type getGenericSuperclass()
Parameter: This method does not accept any paramter.
Return Value: This method returns the type of the superclass of this entity.
Exceptions: This method throws following exceptions:
- GenericSignatureFormatError: if the generic class signature does not conform to the format specified in The Java™ Virtual Machine Specification
- TypeNotPresentException: if the generic superclass refers to a non-existent type declaration
- MalformedParameterizedTypeException: if the generic superclass refers to a parameterized type that cannot be instantiated for any reason
Below programs demonstrate the getGenericSuperclass() method.
Class represented by myClass: class Test Type of the superclass of myClass: class java.lang.Object
Type of the superclass of arrClass: class java.lang.Object
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