Class getPackage() method in Java with Examples

The getPackage() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the package of this entity. This entity can be a class, an array, an interface, etc. The method returns the package of this entity.

Syntax:

public Package getPackage()

Parameter: This method does not accept any paramter.

Return Value: This method returns the package of this entity.

Below programs demonstrate the getPackage() method.



Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate getPackage() 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 Package of myClass
        // using getPackage() method
        System.out.println("Package of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getPackage());
    }
}

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Output:

Class represented by myClass: class Test
Package of myClass: null

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate getPackage() method
  
public class Test {
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws ClassNotFoundException
    {
        // returns the Class object
        Class myClass = Class.forName("java.lang.String");
  
        // Get the package of myClass
        // using getPackage() method
        System.out.println("Package of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getPackage());
    }
}

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Output:

Package of myClass: package java.lang,
 Java Platform API Specification,
 version 1.8

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

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