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Java Language Features: With Modules, Streams, Threads, I/O, and Lambda Expressions by Kishori Sharan

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© Kishori Sharan 2018
Kishori SharanJava Language Featureshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3348-1_3

3. Reflection

Kishori Sharan
(1)
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
 
In this chapter, you will learn:
  • What reflection is
  • What a class loader is and about the built-in class loaders
  • How to use reflection to get information about classes, constructors, methods, etc. at runtime
  • How to access fields of an object and a class using reflection
  • How to create objects of a class using reflection
  • How to invoke methods of a class using reflection
  • How to create arrays using reflection
Most example programs in this chapter are a member of a jdojo.reflection module, as declared in Listing 3-1. I use more modules in this chapter, which I show later.
// module-info.java
module jdojo.reflection ...

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