Class getTypeName() method in Java with Examples

The getTypeName() method of java.lang.Class class is used to get the type name of this class, which provides the information about this class’ type. The method returns the type name of this class in the form of String.

Syntax:

public String getTypeName()

Parameter: This method does not accept any paramter.



Return Value: This method returns the type name of this class in the form of String.

Below programs demonstrate the getTypeName() method.

Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate getTypeName() 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 type name of myClass
        // using getTypeName() method
        System.out.println("TypeName of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getTypeName());
    }
}

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Output:

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

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate getTypeName() 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 type name of myClass
        // using getTypeName() method
        System.out.println("TypeName of myClass: "
                           + myClass.getTypeName());
    }
}

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Output:

TypeName of myClass: Main$1Arr

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



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