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com.sun.mirror.declaration
Interface ClassDeclaration

All Superinterfaces:
Declaration, MemberDeclaration, TypeDeclaration
All Known Subinterfaces:
EnumDeclaration

public interface ClassDeclaration
extends TypeDeclaration

Represents the declaration of a class. For the declaration of an interface, see InterfaceDeclaration. Provides access to information about the class, its members, and its constructors. Note that an enum is a kind of class.

While a ClassDeclaration represents the declaration of a class, a ClassType represents a class type. See TypeDeclaration for more on this distinction.

DeclarationFilter provides a simple way to select just the items of interest when a method returns a collection of declarations.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
ClassType

Method Summary
 Collection<ConstructorDeclaration> getConstructors()
          Returns the constructors of this class.
 Collection<MethodDeclaration> getMethods()
          Returns the methods that are directly declared by this class or interface.
 ClassType getSuperclass()
          Returns the class type directly extended by this class.
 
Methods inherited from interface com.sun.mirror.declaration.TypeDeclaration
getFields, getFormalTypeParameters, getNestedTypes, getPackage, getQualifiedName, getSuperinterfaces
 
Methods inherited from interface com.sun.mirror.declaration.MemberDeclaration
getDeclaringType
 
Methods inherited from interface com.sun.mirror.declaration.Declaration
accept, equals, getAnnotation, getAnnotationMirrors, getDocComment, getModifiers, getPosition, getSimpleName
 

Method Detail

getSuperclass

ClassType getSuperclass()
Returns the class type directly extended by this class. The only class with no superclass is java.lang.Object, for which this method returns null.

Returns:
the class type directly extended by this class, or null if there is none

getConstructors

Collection<ConstructorDeclaration> getConstructors()
Returns the constructors of this class. This includes the default constructor if this class has no constructors explicitly declared.

Returns:
the constructors of this class
See Also:
DeclarationFilter

getMethods

Collection<MethodDeclaration> getMethods()
Returns the methods that are directly declared by this class or interface. Includes annotation type elements. Excludes implicitly declared methods of an interface, such as toString, that correspond to the methods of java.lang.Object.

Specified by:
getMethods in interface TypeDeclaration
Returns:
the methods that are directly declared, or an empty collection if there are none
See Also:
DeclarationFilter

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