Class getSimpleName() method in Java with Examples

The getSimpleName() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the simple name of this class, as given in the sourcecode. The method returns the simple name of this class in the form of String. If this class is anonymous, then this method returns empty string.

Syntax:

public String getSimpleName()

Parameter: This method does not accept any paramter.

Return Value: This method returns the simple name of this class in the form of String. If this class is anonymous, then this method returns empty string.

Below programs demonstrate the getSimpleName() method.



Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate getSimpleName() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
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 simple name of myClass
        // using getSimpleName() method
        System.out.println("SimpleName of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getSimpleName());
    }
}

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Output:

Class represented by myClass: class Test
SimpleName of myClass: Test

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate getSimpleName() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
class Main {
  
    public Object obj;
  
    Main()
    {
  
        class Arr {
        };
  
        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 simple name of myClass
        // using getSimpleName() method
        System.out.println("SimpleName of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getSimpleName());
    }
}

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Output:

SimpleName of myClass: Arr

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

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