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Member

Name

Member

Synopsis

Interface Name:

java.lang.reflect.Member

Super-interface:

None

Immediate Sub-interfaces:

None

Implemented By:

java.lang.reflect.Constructor,

java.lang.reflect.Field,

java.lang.reflect.Method

Availability:

New as of JDK 1.1

Description

The Member interface defines methods shared by members of a class: fields, methods, and constructors.

Class Summary

public abstract interface java.lang.reflect.Member {
  // Constants
  public final static int DECLARED;
  public final static int PUBLIC;
  // Methods
  public abstract Class getDeclaringClass();
  public abstract int getModifiers();
  public abstract String getName();
}

Constants

DECLARED

public final static int DECLARED

Description

A constant that represents the set of all declared members of a class or interface. This set does not include inherited members. The set can be used in calls to SecurityManager.checkMemberAccess().

PUBLIC

public final static int PUBLIC

Description

A constant that represents the set of all public members of a class or interface, including inherited members. The set can be used in calls to SecurityManager.checkMemberAccess().

Methods

getDeclaringClass

public abstract Class getDeclaringClass()

Returns

The Class object that represents the class that declared this member.

Description

This method returns the Class object for the class in which this member is declared.

getModifiers

public abstract int getModifiers()

Returns

An integer that represents the modifier keywords used to declare this member.

Description

This method returns an integer value that represents the modifiers of this member. The Modifier class should be used to decode the returned value.

getName

public abstract String getName()

Returns

The name of this member as a String.

Description

This method returns the name of this member.

See Also

Class, Constructor, Field, Method, Modifier, SecurityManager


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