Package java.lang.reflect

Interface Summary

AnnotatedElement Represents an annotated element of the program currently running in this VM.
GenericArrayType GenericArrayType represents an array type whose component type is either a parameterized type or a type variable.
GenericDeclaration A common interface for all entities that declare type variables.
InvocationHandler InvocationHandler is the interface implemented by the invocation handler of a proxy instance.
Member Member is an interface that reflects identifying information about a single member (a field or a method) or a constructor.
ParameterizedType ParameterizedType represents a parameterized type such as Collection<String>.
Type Type is the common superinterface for all types in the Java programming language.
TypeVariable<D,extends,GenericDeclaration> TypeVariable is the common superinterface for type variables of kinds.
WildcardType WildcardType represents a wildcard type expression, such as ?, ? extends Number, or ? super Integer.

Class Summary

AccessibleObject The AccessibleObject class is the base class for Field, Method and Constructor objects.
Array The Array class provides static methods to dynamically create and access Java arrays.
Constructor<T> Constructor provides information about, and access to, a single constructor for a class.
Field A Field provides information about, and dynamic access to, a single field of a class or an interface.
Method A Method provides information about, and access to, a single method on a class or interface.
Modifier The Modifier class provides static methods and constants to decode class and member access modifiers.
Proxy Proxy provides static methods for creating dynamic proxy classes and instances, and it is also the superclass of all dynamic proxy classes created by those methods.
ReflectPermission The Permission class for reflective operations.

Exception Summary

InvocationTargetException InvocationTargetException is a checked exception that wraps an exception thrown by an invoked method or constructor.
MalformedParameterizedTypeException Thrown when a semantically malformed parameterized type is encountered by a reflective method that needs to instantiate it.
UndeclaredThrowableException Thrown by a method invocation on a proxy instance if its invocation handler's invoke method throws a checked exception (a Throwable that is not assignable to RuntimeException or Error) that is not assignable to any of the exception types declared in the throws clause of the method that was invoked on the proxy instance and dispatched to the invocation handler.

Error Summary

GenericSignatureFormatError Thrown when a syntactically malformed signature attribute is encountered by a reflective method that needs to interpret the generic signature information for a type, method or constructor.