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Class getModifiers() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 06 Oct, 2021
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The getModifiers() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the Java language modifiers of this class. The method returns an integer representing the encoded modifiers of this class. 
Syntax: 
 

public int getModifiers()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Value: This method returns an integer representing the encoded modifiers of this class.
Below programs demonstrate the getModifiers() method.
Example:
 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate getModifiers() method
 
import java.util.*;
import java.lang.reflect.*;
 
public class Test {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws ClassNotFoundException
    {
 
        // returns the Class object for this class
        Class myClass = Class.forName("Test");
 
        System.out.println("Class represented by myClass: "
                           + myClass.toString());
 
        // Get the modifiers of myClass
        // using getModifiers() method
        System.out.println(
            "Modifiers of myClass: "
            + Modifier.toString(
                  myClass.getModifiers()));
    }
}

Output: 

Class represented by myClass: class Test
Modifiers of myClass: public

 

Example 2:
 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate getModifiers() method
 
import java.util.*;
import java.lang.reflect.*;
 
class Main {
 
    private class Arr {
    };
 
    public Object obj;
 
    Main()
    {
 
        obj = new Arr();
    }
 
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws ClassNotFoundException
    {
        Main t = new Main();
 
        // returns the Class object
        Class myClass = t.obj.getClass();
 
        // Get the modifiers of myClass
        // using getModifiers() method
        System.out.println("Modifiers of myClass: "
                           + Modifier.toString(
                                 myClass.getModifiers()));
    }
}

Output: 

Modifiers of myClass: private

 

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html#getModifiers–
 


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