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PHP | Reflection getName() Function

  • Last Updated : 30 Nov, 2019

The Reflection::getName() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return the name of the specified class.

Syntax:

string Reflection::getName( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This function returns the name of the specified class.

Below programs illustrate the Reflection::getName() function in PHP:

Program 1:




<?php
   
// Defining a user-defined class named as Departments
class Departments {
    public $Dept1 = 'CSE';
    private $Dept2 = 'ECE';
    public static $Dept3 = 'EE';
}
   
// Using ReflectionClass over the class Departments
$ReflectionClass = new ReflectionClass('Departments');
   
// Calling getName() function 
$A = $ReflectionClass->getName();
   
// Getting the name of the specified class
var_dump($A);
?>

Output:

string(11) "Departments"

Program 2:




<?php
   
// Using ReflectionClass over the inbuilt class 'ReflectionClass'
$ReflectionClass = new ReflectionClass('ReflectionClass');
   
// Calling getName() function 
$A = $ReflectionClass->getName();
   
// Getting the name of the class
var_dump($A);
?>

Output:

string(15) "ReflectionClass"

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/reflectionclass.getname.php


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