Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.lang.reflect
Class InvocationTargetException

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class InvocationTargetException
extends Exception

InvocationTargetException is a checked exception that wraps an exception thrown by an invoked method or constructor.

As of release 1.4, this exception has been retrofitted to conform to the general purpose exception-chaining mechanism. The "target exception" that is provided at construction time and accessed via the getTargetException() method is now known as the cause, and may be accessed via the Throwable.getCause() method, as well as the aforementioned "legacy method."

See Also:
Method, Constructor, Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
protected InvocationTargetException()
          Constructs an InvocationTargetException with null as the target exception.
  InvocationTargetException(Throwable target)
          Constructs a InvocationTargetException with a target exception.
  InvocationTargetException(Throwable target, String s)
          Constructs a InvocationTargetException with a target exception and a detail message.
 
Method Summary
 Throwable getCause()
          Returns the cause of this exception (the thrown target exception, which may be null).
 Throwable getTargetException()
          Get the thrown target exception.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

InvocationTargetException

protected InvocationTargetException()
Constructs an InvocationTargetException with null as the target exception.


InvocationTargetException

public InvocationTargetException(Throwable target)
Constructs a InvocationTargetException with a target exception.

Parameters:
target - the target exception

InvocationTargetException

public InvocationTargetException(Throwable target,
                                 String s)
Constructs a InvocationTargetException with a target exception and a detail message.

Parameters:
target - the target exception
s - the detail message
Method Detail

getTargetException

public Throwable getTargetException()
Get the thrown target exception.

This method predates the general-purpose exception chaining facility. The Throwable.getCause() method is now the preferred means of obtaining this information.

Returns:
the thrown target exception (cause of this exception).

getCause

public Throwable getCause()
Returns the cause of this exception (the thrown target exception, which may be null).

Overrides:
getCause in class Throwable
Returns:
the cause of this exception.
Since:
1.4

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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