Mirror API

Interface ClassDeclaration

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

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.

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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
Methods inherited from interface com.sun.mirror.declaration.Declaration
accept, equals, getAnnotation, getAnnotationMirrors, getDocComment, getModifiers, getPosition, getSimpleName

Method Detail


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.

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


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

the constructors of this class
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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
the methods that are directly declared, or an empty collection if there are none
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