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Class getPackage() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 27 Jan, 2022
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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 parameter.
Return Value: This method returns the package of this entity.
Below programs demonstrate the getPackage() method.
Example 1:
 

Java




// 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());
    }
}

Output: 

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

 

Example 2:
 

Java




// 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());
    }
}

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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