Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.tools
Class ToolProvider

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.tools.ToolProvider

public class ToolProvider
extends Object

Provides methods for locating tool providers, for example, providers of compilers. This class complements the functionality of ServiceLoader.

Since:
1.6

Method Summary
static JavaCompiler getSystemJavaCompiler()
          Gets the Java™ programming language compiler provided with this platform.
static ClassLoader getSystemToolClassLoader()
          Returns the class loader for tools provided with this platform.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Method Detail

getSystemJavaCompiler

public static JavaCompiler getSystemJavaCompiler()
Gets the Java™ programming language compiler provided with this platform.

Returns:
the compiler provided with this platform or null if no compiler is provided

getSystemToolClassLoader

public static ClassLoader getSystemToolClassLoader()
Returns the class loader for tools provided with this platform. This does not include user-installed tools. Use the service provider mechanism for locating user installed tools.

Returns:
the class loader for tools provided with this platform or null if no tools are provided

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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