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    Default Convert File Object to class<?> object

    I hope this is the right section. I just have a short (hopefully simple) question: How can you convert a File object (which is a .class file) to a class<?> object?

    Thanks for any help


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    Default Re: Convert File Object to class<?> object

    Every Object in java has a getClass() method that returns the Class instance of the class. You could also use the class keyword (eg File.class )

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    Default Re: Convert File Object to class<?> object

    Does that mean I could do something like:

    File myFile = new File(path);
    Class<?> myCls = myFile.getClass();

    I didn't think this would work as .getClass() would return the File class and not the actual .class file. Maybe I misunderstood what you said or am mistaken in my logic.

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    Default Re: Convert File Object to class<?> object

    The code you posted does exactly what your original question asked - gets the Class object from a File object. Perhaps I am misunderstanding - what you actually trying to do?

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