Class isArray() method in Java with Examples

The isArray() method of java.lang.Class class is used to check if this Class is the Array class. The method returns true if this Class is the Array class. It returns false otherwise.

Syntax:

public boolean isArray()

Parameter: This method does not accept any paramter.

Return Value: This method returns true if this Class is the Array class. It returns false otherwise.

Below programs demonstrate the isArray() method.



Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate isArray() 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());
  
        // Check if this class is an array
        // using isArray() method
        System.out.println("Is Test an array: "
                           + myClass.isArray());
    }
}

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Output:

Class represented by myClass: class Test
Is Test an array: false

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate isArray() method
  
public class Test {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws ClassNotFoundException
    {
        int[] T = new int[5];
  
        // Check if T is an array
        // using isArray() method
        System.out.println("Is T an array: "
                           + T.getClass().isArray());
    }
}

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Output:

Is T an array: true

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

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