Field isSynthetic() method in Java with Examples

The isSynthetic() method of java.lang.reflect.Field is used to check whether Field Object is a synthetic field or not. If the field is a synthetic field then the function returns true otherwise it will return false.

Synthetic Construct: Synthetic Construct is Class, Fields, and Methods that are created by the Java compiler for internal purposes.

Syntax:



public boolean isSynthetic()

Parameters: This method accepts accepts nothing.

Return: This method returns true if and only if this field is a synthetic field as defined by the Java Language Specification.

Below programs illustrate isSynthetic() method:
Program 1:

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// Java program to illustrate isSynthetic() method
  
import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.time.Month;
  
public class GFG {
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        // Get field object
        Field field
            = Numbers.class.getField("value");
  
        // check field is synthetic or not
        System.out.println(
            "The Field is isSynthetic: "
            + field.isSynthetic());
    }
}
  
// sample Numbers class
class Numbers {
  
    // static short value
    public static long value = 3114256;
}

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Output:

The Field is isSynthetic: false

Program 2:

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// Java program to illustrate isSynthetic() method
  
import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.time.DayOfWeek;
  
public class GFG {
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        // Get field object of Month class
        Field[] fields
            = DayOfWeek.class
                  .getDeclaredFields();
  
        for (int i = 0; i < fields.length; i++) {
  
            // print name of Fields
            System.out.println(
                "The Field "
                + fields[i].toString()
                + "\n is isSynthetic:"
                + fields[i].isSynthetic());
        }
    }
}

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Output:

The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.MONDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.TUESDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.WEDNESDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.THURSDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.FRIDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.SATURDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field public static final java.time.DayOfWeek java.time.DayOfWeek.SUNDAY
is isSynthetic:false
The Field private static final java.time.DayOfWeek[] java.time.DayOfWeek.ENUMS
is isSynthetic:false
The Field private static final java.time.DayOfWeek[] java.time.DayOfWeek.$VALUES
is isSynthetic:true

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/lang/reflect/Field.html#isSynthetic–java



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