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Class getName() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 27 Jan, 2022

The getName() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the name of this entity. This entity can be a class, an array, an interface, etc. The method returns the name of the entity as a String.
Syntax: 
 

public String getName()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Value: This method returns the name of the entity as a String.
Below programs demonstrate the getName() method.
Example 1:
 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate getName() method
 
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 name of myClass
        // using getName() method
        System.out.println("Name of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getName());
    }
}
Output: 
Class represented by myClass: class Test
Name of myClass: Test

 

Example 2:
 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate getName() method
 
public class Test {
 
    class Arr {
    }
 
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws ClassNotFoundException
    {
 
        // returns the Class object for A
        Class arrClass = Arr.class;
 
        // Get the name of arrClass
        // using getName() method
        System.out.println("Name of arrClass: "
                           + arrClass.getName());
    }
}
Output: 
Name of arrClass: Test$Arr

 

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


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