Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Uses of Interface
java.lang.reflect.Type

Packages that use Type
java.lang Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language. 
java.lang.reflect Provides classes and interfaces for obtaining reflective information about classes and objects. 
 

Uses of Type in java.lang
 

Classes in java.lang that implement Type
 class Class<T>
          Instances of the class Class represent classes and interfaces in a running Java application.
 

Methods in java.lang that return Type
 Type[] Class.getGenericInterfaces()
          Returns the Types representing the interfaces directly implemented by the class or interface represented by this object.
 Type Class.getGenericSuperclass()
          Returns the Type representing the direct superclass of the entity (class, interface, primitive type or void) represented by this Class.
 

Uses of Type in java.lang.reflect
 

Subinterfaces of Type in java.lang.reflect
 interface GenericArrayType
          GenericArrayType represents an array type whose component type is either a parameterized type or a type variable.
 interface ParameterizedType
          ParameterizedType represents a parameterized type such as Collection<String>.
 interface TypeVariable<D extends GenericDeclaration>
          TypeVariable is the common superinterface for type variables of kinds.
 interface WildcardType
          WildcardType represents a wildcard type expression, such as ?, ? extends Number, or ? super Integer.
 

Methods in java.lang.reflect that return Type
 Type[] ParameterizedType.getActualTypeArguments()
          Returns an array of Type objects representing the actual type arguments to this type.
 Type[] TypeVariable.getBounds()
          Returns an array of Type objects representing the upper bound(s) of this type variable.
 Type GenericArrayType.getGenericComponentType()
          Returns a Type object representing the component type of this array.
 Type[] Method.getGenericExceptionTypes()
          Returns an array of Type objects that represent the exceptions declared to be thrown by this Method object.
 Type[] Constructor.getGenericExceptionTypes()
          Returns an array of Type objects that represent the exceptions declared to be thrown by this Constructor object.
 Type[] Method.getGenericParameterTypes()
          Returns an array of Type objects that represent the formal parameter types, in declaration order, of the method represented by this Method object.
 Type[] Constructor.getGenericParameterTypes()
          Returns an array of Type objects that represent the formal parameter types, in declaration order, of the method represented by this Constructor object.
 Type Method.getGenericReturnType()
          Returns a Type object that represents the formal return type of the method represented by this Method object.
 Type Field.getGenericType()
          Returns a Type object that represents the declared type for the field represented by this Field object.
 Type[] WildcardType.getLowerBounds()
          Returns an array of Type objects representing the lower bound(s) of this type variable.
 Type ParameterizedType.getOwnerType()
          Returns a Type object representing the type that this type is a member of.
 Type ParameterizedType.getRawType()
          Returns the Type object representing the class or interface that declared this type.
 Type[] WildcardType.getUpperBounds()
          Returns an array of Type objects representing the upper bound(s) of this type variable.
 


Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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