Spring Framework

org.springframework.util
Class ClassUtils

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.springframework.util.ClassUtils

public abstract class ClassUtils
extends java.lang.Object

Miscellaneous class utility methods. Mainly for internal use within the framework; consider Apache Commons Lang for a more comprehensive suite of class utilities.

Since:
1.1
Author:
Juergen Hoeller, Keith Donald, Rob Harrop, Sam Brannen
See Also:
TypeUtils, ReflectionUtils

Field Summary
static java.lang.String ARRAY_SUFFIX
          Suffix for array class names: "[]"
static java.lang.String CGLIB_CLASS_SEPARATOR
          The CGLIB class separator character "$$"
static java.lang.String CLASS_FILE_SUFFIX
          The ".class" file suffix
 
Constructor Summary
ClassUtils()
           
 
Method Summary
static java.lang.String addResourcePathToPackagePath(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String resourceName)
          Return a path suitable for use with ClassLoader.getResource (also suitable for use with Class.getResource by prepending a slash ('/') to the return value).
static java.lang.String classNamesToString(java.lang.Class... classes)
          Build a String that consists of the names of the classes/interfaces in the given array.
static java.lang.String classNamesToString(java.util.Collection<java.lang.Class> classes)
          Build a String that consists of the names of the classes/interfaces in the given collection.
static java.lang.String classPackageAsResourcePath(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Given an input class object, return a string which consists of the class's package name as a pathname, i.e., all dots ('.') are replaced by slashes ('/').
static java.lang.String convertClassNameToResourcePath(java.lang.String className)
          Convert a "."-based fully qualified class name to a "/"-based resource path.
static java.lang.String convertResourcePathToClassName(java.lang.String resourcePath)
          Convert a "/"-based resource path to a "."-based fully qualified class name.
static java.lang.Class<?> createCompositeInterface(java.lang.Class<?>[] interfaces, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Create a composite interface Class for the given interfaces, implementing the given interfaces in one single Class.
static java.lang.Class<?> forName(java.lang.String name)
          Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of specifying a ClassLoader explicitly: see forName(String, ClassLoader)
static java.lang.Class<?> forName(java.lang.String name, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Replacement for Class.forName() that also returns Class instances for primitives (e.g."int") and array class names (e.g.
static java.lang.Class[] getAllInterfaces(java.lang.Object instance)
          Return all interfaces that the given instance implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesAsSet(java.lang.Object instance)
          Return all interfaces that the given instance implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.lang.Class<?>[] getAllInterfacesForClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Return all interfaces that the given class implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.lang.Class<?>[] getAllInterfacesForClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Return all interfaces that the given class implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet(java.lang.Class clazz)
          Return all interfaces that the given class implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet(java.lang.Class clazz, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Return all interfaces that the given class implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.
static java.lang.String getClassFileName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Determine the name of the class file, relative to the containing package: e.g.
static
<T> java.lang.reflect.Constructor<T>
getConstructorIfAvailable(java.lang.Class<T> clazz, java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
          Determine whether the given class has a public constructor with the given signature, and return it if available (else return null).
static java.lang.ClassLoader getDefaultClassLoader()
          Return the default ClassLoader to use: typically the thread context ClassLoader, if available; the ClassLoader that loaded the ClassUtils class will be used as fallback.
static java.lang.String getDescriptiveType(java.lang.Object value)
          Return a descriptive name for the given object's type: usually simply the class name, but component type class name + "[]" for arrays, and an appended list of implemented interfaces for JDK proxies.
static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
          Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature, and return it if available (else throws an IllegalStateException).
static int getMethodCountForName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName)
          Return the number of methods with a given name (with any argument types), for the given class and/or its superclasses.
static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethodIfAvailable(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
          Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature, and return it if available (else return null).
static java.lang.reflect.Method getMostSpecificMethod(java.lang.reflect.Method method, java.lang.Class<?> targetClass)
          Given a method, which may come from an interface, and a target class used in the current reflective invocation, find the corresponding target method if there is one.
static java.lang.String getPackageName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Determine the name of the package of the given class: e.g.
static java.lang.String getQualifiedMethodName(java.lang.reflect.Method method)
          Return the qualified name of the given method, consisting of fully qualified interface/class name + "." + method name.
static java.lang.String getQualifiedName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Return the qualified name of the given class: usually simply the class name, but component type class name + "[]" for arrays.
static java.lang.String getShortName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Get the class name without the qualified package name.
static java.lang.String getShortName(java.lang.String className)
          Get the class name without the qualified package name.
static java.lang.String getShortNameAsProperty(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Return the short string name of a Java class in uncapitalized JavaBeans property format.
static java.lang.reflect.Method getStaticMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class<?>... args)
          Return a public static method of a class.
static java.lang.Class<?> getUserClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Return the user-defined class for the given class: usually simply the given class, but the original class in case of a CGLIB-generated subclass.
static java.lang.Class<?> getUserClass(java.lang.Object instance)
          Return the user-defined class for the given instance: usually simply the class of the given instance, but the original class in case of a CGLIB-generated subclass.
static boolean hasAtLeastOneMethodWithName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName)
          Does the given class or one of its superclasses at least have one or more methods with the supplied name (with any argument types)? Includes non-public methods.
static boolean hasConstructor(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
          Determine whether the given class has a public constructor with the given signature.
static boolean hasMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
          Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature.
static boolean isAssignable(java.lang.Class<?> lhsType, java.lang.Class<?> rhsType)
          Check if the right-hand side type may be assigned to the left-hand side type, assuming setting by reflection.
static boolean isAssignableValue(java.lang.Class<?> type, java.lang.Object value)
          Determine if the given type is assignable from the given value, assuming setting by reflection.
static boolean isCacheSafe(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Check whether the given class is cache-safe in the given context, i.e.
static boolean isCglibProxy(java.lang.Object object)
          Check whether the given object is a CGLIB proxy.
static boolean isCglibProxyClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Check whether the specified class is a CGLIB-generated class.
static boolean isCglibProxyClassName(java.lang.String className)
          Check whether the specified class name is a CGLIB-generated class.
static boolean isPresent(java.lang.String className)
          Deprecated. as of Spring 2.5, in favor of isPresent(String, ClassLoader)
static boolean isPresent(java.lang.String className, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Determine whether the Class identified by the supplied name is present and can be loaded.
static boolean isPrimitiveArray(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Check if the given class represents an array of primitives, i.e.
static boolean isPrimitiveOrWrapper(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Check if the given class represents a primitive (i.e.
static boolean isPrimitiveWrapper(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Check if the given class represents a primitive wrapper, i.e.
static boolean isPrimitiveWrapperArray(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Check if the given class represents an array of primitive wrappers, i.e.
static boolean isVisible(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Check whether the given class is visible in the given ClassLoader.
static boolean matchesTypeName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz, java.lang.String typeName)
          Check whether the given class matches the user-specified type name.
static java.lang.ClassLoader overrideThreadContextClassLoader(java.lang.ClassLoader classLoaderToUse)
          Override the thread context ClassLoader with the environment's bean ClassLoader if necessary, i.e.
static java.lang.Class<?> resolveClassName(java.lang.String className, java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
          Resolve the given class name into a Class instance.
static java.lang.Class<?> resolvePrimitiveClassName(java.lang.String name)
          Resolve the given class name as primitive class, if appropriate, according to the JVM's naming rules for primitive classes.
static java.lang.Class<?> resolvePrimitiveIfNecessary(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Resolve the given class if it is a primitive class, returning the corresponding primitive wrapper type instead.
static java.lang.Class<?>[] toClassArray(java.util.Collection<java.lang.Class<?>> collection)
          Copy the given Collection into a Class array.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ARRAY_SUFFIX

public static final java.lang.String ARRAY_SUFFIX
Suffix for array class names: "[]"

See Also:
Constant Field Values

CGLIB_CLASS_SEPARATOR

public static final java.lang.String CGLIB_CLASS_SEPARATOR
The CGLIB class separator character "$$"

See Also:
Constant Field Values

CLASS_FILE_SUFFIX

public static final java.lang.String CLASS_FILE_SUFFIX
The ".class" file suffix

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

ClassUtils

public ClassUtils()
Method Detail

getDefaultClassLoader

public static java.lang.ClassLoader getDefaultClassLoader()
Return the default ClassLoader to use: typically the thread context ClassLoader, if available; the ClassLoader that loaded the ClassUtils class will be used as fallback.

Call this method if you intend to use the thread context ClassLoader in a scenario where you absolutely need a non-null ClassLoader reference: for example, for class path resource loading (but not necessarily for Class.forName, which accepts a null ClassLoader reference as well).

Returns:
the default ClassLoader (never null)
See Also:
Thread.getContextClassLoader()

overrideThreadContextClassLoader

public static java.lang.ClassLoader overrideThreadContextClassLoader(java.lang.ClassLoader classLoaderToUse)
Override the thread context ClassLoader with the environment's bean ClassLoader if necessary, i.e. if the bean ClassLoader is not equivalent to the thread context ClassLoader already.

Parameters:
classLoaderToUse - the actual ClassLoader to use for the thread context
Returns:
the original thread context ClassLoader, or null if not overridden

forName

@Deprecated
public static java.lang.Class<?> forName(java.lang.String name)
                                  throws java.lang.ClassNotFoundException,
                                         java.lang.LinkageError
Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of specifying a ClassLoader explicitly: see forName(String, ClassLoader)

Replacement for Class.forName() that also returns Class instances for primitives (like "int") and array class names (like "String[]").

Always uses the default class loader: that is, preferably the thread context class loader, or the ClassLoader that loaded the ClassUtils class as fallback.

Parameters:
name - the name of the Class
Returns:
Class instance for the supplied name
Throws:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException - if the class was not found
java.lang.LinkageError - if the class file could not be loaded
See Also:
Class.forName(String, boolean, ClassLoader), getDefaultClassLoader()

forName

public static java.lang.Class<?> forName(java.lang.String name,
                                         java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
                                  throws java.lang.ClassNotFoundException,
                                         java.lang.LinkageError
Replacement for Class.forName() that also returns Class instances for primitives (e.g."int") and array class names (e.g. "String[]"). Furthermore, it is also capable of resolving inner class names in Java source style (e.g. "java.lang.Thread.State" instead of "java.lang.Thread$State").

Parameters:
name - the name of the Class
classLoader - the class loader to use (may be null, which indicates the default class loader)
Returns:
Class instance for the supplied name
Throws:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException - if the class was not found
java.lang.LinkageError - if the class file could not be loaded
See Also:
Class.forName(String, boolean, ClassLoader)

resolveClassName

public static java.lang.Class<?> resolveClassName(java.lang.String className,
                                                  java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
                                           throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Resolve the given class name into a Class instance. Supports primitives (like "int") and array class names (like "String[]").

This is effectively equivalent to the forName method with the same arguments, with the only difference being the exceptions thrown in case of class loading failure.

Parameters:
className - the name of the Class
classLoader - the class loader to use (may be null, which indicates the default class loader)
Returns:
Class instance for the supplied name
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the class name was not resolvable (that is, the class could not be found or the class file could not be loaded)
See Also:
forName(String, ClassLoader)

resolvePrimitiveClassName

public static java.lang.Class<?> resolvePrimitiveClassName(java.lang.String name)
Resolve the given class name as primitive class, if appropriate, according to the JVM's naming rules for primitive classes.

Also supports the JVM's internal class names for primitive arrays. Does not support the "[]" suffix notation for primitive arrays; this is only supported by forName(String, ClassLoader).

Parameters:
name - the name of the potentially primitive class
Returns:
the primitive class, or null if the name does not denote a primitive class or primitive array class

isPresent

@Deprecated
public static boolean isPresent(java.lang.String className)
Deprecated. as of Spring 2.5, in favor of isPresent(String, ClassLoader)

Determine whether the Class identified by the supplied name is present and can be loaded. Will return false if either the class or one of its dependencies is not present or cannot be loaded.

Parameters:
className - the name of the class to check
Returns:
whether the specified class is present

isPresent

public static boolean isPresent(java.lang.String className,
                                java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Determine whether the Class identified by the supplied name is present and can be loaded. Will return false if either the class or one of its dependencies is not present or cannot be loaded.

Parameters:
className - the name of the class to check
classLoader - the class loader to use (may be null, which indicates the default class loader)
Returns:
whether the specified class is present

getUserClass

public static java.lang.Class<?> getUserClass(java.lang.Object instance)
Return the user-defined class for the given instance: usually simply the class of the given instance, but the original class in case of a CGLIB-generated subclass.

Parameters:
instance - the instance to check
Returns:
the user-defined class

getUserClass

public static java.lang.Class<?> getUserClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Return the user-defined class for the given class: usually simply the given class, but the original class in case of a CGLIB-generated subclass.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
the user-defined class

isCacheSafe

public static boolean isCacheSafe(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                  java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Check whether the given class is cache-safe in the given context, i.e. whether it is loaded by the given ClassLoader or a parent of it.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to analyze
classLoader - the ClassLoader to potentially cache metadata in

getShortName

public static java.lang.String getShortName(java.lang.String className)
Get the class name without the qualified package name.

Parameters:
className - the className to get the short name for
Returns:
the class name of the class without the package name
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the className is empty

getShortName

public static java.lang.String getShortName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Get the class name without the qualified package name.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to get the short name for
Returns:
the class name of the class without the package name

getShortNameAsProperty

public static java.lang.String getShortNameAsProperty(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Return the short string name of a Java class in uncapitalized JavaBeans property format. Strips the outer class name in case of an inner class.

Parameters:
clazz - the class
Returns:
the short name rendered in a standard JavaBeans property format
See Also:
Introspector.decapitalize(String)

getClassFileName

public static java.lang.String getClassFileName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Determine the name of the class file, relative to the containing package: e.g. "String.class"

Parameters:
clazz - the class
Returns:
the file name of the ".class" file

getPackageName

public static java.lang.String getPackageName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Determine the name of the package of the given class: e.g. "java.lang" for the java.lang.String class.

Parameters:
clazz - the class
Returns:
the package name, or the empty String if the class is defined in the default package

getQualifiedName

public static java.lang.String getQualifiedName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Return the qualified name of the given class: usually simply the class name, but component type class name + "[]" for arrays.

Parameters:
clazz - the class
Returns:
the qualified name of the class

getQualifiedMethodName

public static java.lang.String getQualifiedMethodName(java.lang.reflect.Method method)
Return the qualified name of the given method, consisting of fully qualified interface/class name + "." + method name.

Parameters:
method - the method
Returns:
the qualified name of the method

getDescriptiveType

public static java.lang.String getDescriptiveType(java.lang.Object value)
Return a descriptive name for the given object's type: usually simply the class name, but component type class name + "[]" for arrays, and an appended list of implemented interfaces for JDK proxies.

Parameters:
value - the value to introspect
Returns:
the qualified name of the class

matchesTypeName

public static boolean matchesTypeName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                      java.lang.String typeName)
Check whether the given class matches the user-specified type name.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
typeName - the type name to match

hasConstructor

public static boolean hasConstructor(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                     java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
Determine whether the given class has a public constructor with the given signature.

Essentially translates NoSuchMethodException to "false".

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to analyze
paramTypes - the parameter types of the method
Returns:
whether the class has a corresponding constructor
See Also:
Class.getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class...)

getConstructorIfAvailable

public static <T> java.lang.reflect.Constructor<T> getConstructorIfAvailable(java.lang.Class<T> clazz,
                                                                             java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
Determine whether the given class has a public constructor with the given signature, and return it if available (else return null).

Essentially translates NoSuchMethodException to null.

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to analyze
paramTypes - the parameter types of the method
Returns:
the constructor, or null if not found
See Also:
Class.getConstructor(java.lang.Class...)

hasMethod

public static boolean hasMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                java.lang.String methodName,
                                java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature.

Essentially translates NoSuchMethodException to "false".

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to analyze
methodName - the name of the method
paramTypes - the parameter types of the method
Returns:
whether the class has a corresponding method
See Also:
Class.getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class...)

getMethod

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                 java.lang.String methodName,
                                                 java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature, and return it if available (else throws an IllegalStateException).

Essentially translates NoSuchMethodException to IllegalStateException.

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to analyze
methodName - the name of the method
paramTypes - the parameter types of the method
Returns:
the method (never null)
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the method has not been found
See Also:
Class.getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class...)

getMethodIfAvailable

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethodIfAvailable(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                            java.lang.String methodName,
                                                            java.lang.Class<?>... paramTypes)
Determine whether the given class has a method with the given signature, and return it if available (else return null).

Essentially translates NoSuchMethodException to null.

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to analyze
methodName - the name of the method
paramTypes - the parameter types of the method
Returns:
the method, or null if not found
See Also:
Class.getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class...)

getMethodCountForName

public static int getMethodCountForName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                        java.lang.String methodName)
Return the number of methods with a given name (with any argument types), for the given class and/or its superclasses. Includes non-public methods.

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to check
methodName - the name of the method
Returns:
the number of methods with the given name

hasAtLeastOneMethodWithName

public static boolean hasAtLeastOneMethodWithName(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                  java.lang.String methodName)
Does the given class or one of its superclasses at least have one or more methods with the supplied name (with any argument types)? Includes non-public methods.

Parameters:
clazz - the clazz to check
methodName - the name of the method
Returns:
whether there is at least one method with the given name

getMostSpecificMethod

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getMostSpecificMethod(java.lang.reflect.Method method,
                                                             java.lang.Class<?> targetClass)
Given a method, which may come from an interface, and a target class used in the current reflective invocation, find the corresponding target method if there is one. E.g. the method may be IFoo.bar() and the target class may be DefaultFoo. In this case, the method may be DefaultFoo.bar(). This enables attributes on that method to be found.

NOTE: In contrast to AopUtils.getMostSpecificMethod(java.lang.reflect.Method, java.lang.Class), this method does not resolve Java 5 bridge methods automatically. Call BridgeMethodResolver.findBridgedMethod(java.lang.reflect.Method) if bridge method resolution is desirable (e.g. for obtaining metadata from the original method definition).

NOTE:Since Spring 3.1.1, if java security settings disallow reflective access (e.g. calls to Class#getDeclaredMethods etc, this implementation will fall back to returning the originally provided method.

Parameters:
method - the method to be invoked, which may come from an interface
targetClass - the target class for the current invocation. May be null or may not even implement the method.
Returns:
the specific target method, or the original method if the targetClass doesn't implement it or is null

getStaticMethod

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getStaticMethod(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                       java.lang.String methodName,
                                                       java.lang.Class<?>... args)
Return a public static method of a class.

Parameters:
methodName - the static method name
clazz - the class which defines the method
args - the parameter types to the method
Returns:
the static method, or null if no static method was found
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the method name is blank or the clazz is null

isPrimitiveWrapper

public static boolean isPrimitiveWrapper(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Check if the given class represents a primitive wrapper, i.e. Boolean, Byte, Character, Short, Integer, Long, Float, or Double.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
whether the given class is a primitive wrapper class

isPrimitiveOrWrapper

public static boolean isPrimitiveOrWrapper(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Check if the given class represents a primitive (i.e. boolean, byte, char, short, int, long, float, or double) or a primitive wrapper (i.e. Boolean, Byte, Character, Short, Integer, Long, Float, or Double).

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
whether the given class is a primitive or primitive wrapper class

isPrimitiveArray

public static boolean isPrimitiveArray(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Check if the given class represents an array of primitives, i.e. boolean, byte, char, short, int, long, float, or double.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
whether the given class is a primitive array class

isPrimitiveWrapperArray

public static boolean isPrimitiveWrapperArray(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Check if the given class represents an array of primitive wrappers, i.e. Boolean, Byte, Character, Short, Integer, Long, Float, or Double.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
whether the given class is a primitive wrapper array class

resolvePrimitiveIfNecessary

public static java.lang.Class<?> resolvePrimitiveIfNecessary(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Resolve the given class if it is a primitive class, returning the corresponding primitive wrapper type instead.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check
Returns:
the original class, or a primitive wrapper for the original primitive type

isAssignable

public static boolean isAssignable(java.lang.Class<?> lhsType,
                                   java.lang.Class<?> rhsType)
Check if the right-hand side type may be assigned to the left-hand side type, assuming setting by reflection. Considers primitive wrapper classes as assignable to the corresponding primitive types.

Parameters:
lhsType - the target type
rhsType - the value type that should be assigned to the target type
Returns:
if the target type is assignable from the value type
See Also:
TypeUtils.isAssignable(java.lang.reflect.Type, java.lang.reflect.Type)

isAssignableValue

public static boolean isAssignableValue(java.lang.Class<?> type,
                                        java.lang.Object value)
Determine if the given type is assignable from the given value, assuming setting by reflection. Considers primitive wrapper classes as assignable to the corresponding primitive types.

Parameters:
type - the target type
value - the value that should be assigned to the type
Returns:
if the type is assignable from the value

convertResourcePathToClassName

public static java.lang.String convertResourcePathToClassName(java.lang.String resourcePath)
Convert a "/"-based resource path to a "."-based fully qualified class name.

Parameters:
resourcePath - the resource path pointing to a class
Returns:
the corresponding fully qualified class name

convertClassNameToResourcePath

public static java.lang.String convertClassNameToResourcePath(java.lang.String className)
Convert a "."-based fully qualified class name to a "/"-based resource path.

Parameters:
className - the fully qualified class name
Returns:
the corresponding resource path, pointing to the class

addResourcePathToPackagePath

public static java.lang.String addResourcePathToPackagePath(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                            java.lang.String resourceName)
Return a path suitable for use with ClassLoader.getResource (also suitable for use with Class.getResource by prepending a slash ('/') to the return value). Built by taking the package of the specified class file, converting all dots ('.') to slashes ('/'), adding a trailing slash if necessary, and concatenating the specified resource name to this.
As such, this function may be used to build a path suitable for loading a resource file that is in the same package as a class file, although ClassPathResource is usually even more convenient.

Parameters:
clazz - the Class whose package will be used as the base
resourceName - the resource name to append. A leading slash is optional.
Returns:
the built-up resource path
See Also:
ClassLoader.getResource(java.lang.String), Class.getResource(java.lang.String)

classPackageAsResourcePath

public static java.lang.String classPackageAsResourcePath(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Given an input class object, return a string which consists of the class's package name as a pathname, i.e., all dots ('.') are replaced by slashes ('/'). Neither a leading nor trailing slash is added. The result could be concatenated with a slash and the name of a resource and fed directly to ClassLoader.getResource(). For it to be fed to Class.getResource instead, a leading slash would also have to be prepended to the returned value.

Parameters:
clazz - the input class. A null value or the default (empty) package will result in an empty string ("") being returned.
Returns:
a path which represents the package name
See Also:
ClassLoader.getResource(java.lang.String), Class.getResource(java.lang.String)

classNamesToString

public static java.lang.String classNamesToString(java.lang.Class... classes)
Build a String that consists of the names of the classes/interfaces in the given array.

Basically like AbstractCollection.toString(), but stripping the "class "/"interface " prefix before every class name.

Parameters:
classes - a Collection of Class objects (may be null)
Returns:
a String of form "[com.foo.Bar, com.foo.Baz]"
See Also:
AbstractCollection.toString()

classNamesToString

public static java.lang.String classNamesToString(java.util.Collection<java.lang.Class> classes)
Build a String that consists of the names of the classes/interfaces in the given collection.

Basically like AbstractCollection.toString(), but stripping the "class "/"interface " prefix before every class name.

Parameters:
classes - a Collection of Class objects (may be null)
Returns:
a String of form "[com.foo.Bar, com.foo.Baz]"
See Also:
AbstractCollection.toString()

toClassArray

public static java.lang.Class<?>[] toClassArray(java.util.Collection<java.lang.Class<?>> collection)
Copy the given Collection into a Class array. The Collection must contain Class elements only.

Parameters:
collection - the Collection to copy
Returns:
the Class array (null if the passed-in Collection was null)

getAllInterfaces

public static java.lang.Class[] getAllInterfaces(java.lang.Object instance)
Return all interfaces that the given instance implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.

Parameters:
instance - the instance to analyze for interfaces
Returns:
all interfaces that the given instance implements as array

getAllInterfacesForClass

public static java.lang.Class<?>[] getAllInterfacesForClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Return all interfaces that the given class implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.

If the class itself is an interface, it gets returned as sole interface.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to analyze for interfaces
Returns:
all interfaces that the given object implements as array

getAllInterfacesForClass

public static java.lang.Class<?>[] getAllInterfacesForClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                                            java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Return all interfaces that the given class implements as array, including ones implemented by superclasses.

If the class itself is an interface, it gets returned as sole interface.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to analyze for interfaces
classLoader - the ClassLoader that the interfaces need to be visible in (may be null when accepting all declared interfaces)
Returns:
all interfaces that the given object implements as array

getAllInterfacesAsSet

public static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesAsSet(java.lang.Object instance)
Return all interfaces that the given instance implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.

Parameters:
instance - the instance to analyze for interfaces
Returns:
all interfaces that the given instance implements as Set

getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet

public static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet(java.lang.Class clazz)
Return all interfaces that the given class implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.

If the class itself is an interface, it gets returned as sole interface.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to analyze for interfaces
Returns:
all interfaces that the given object implements as Set

getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet

public static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class> getAllInterfacesForClassAsSet(java.lang.Class clazz,
                                                                           java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Return all interfaces that the given class implements as Set, including ones implemented by superclasses.

If the class itself is an interface, it gets returned as sole interface.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to analyze for interfaces
classLoader - the ClassLoader that the interfaces need to be visible in (may be null when accepting all declared interfaces)
Returns:
all interfaces that the given object implements as Set

createCompositeInterface

public static java.lang.Class<?> createCompositeInterface(java.lang.Class<?>[] interfaces,
                                                          java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Create a composite interface Class for the given interfaces, implementing the given interfaces in one single Class.

This implementation builds a JDK proxy class for the given interfaces.

Parameters:
interfaces - the interfaces to merge
classLoader - the ClassLoader to create the composite Class in
Returns:
the merged interface as Class
See Also:
Proxy.getProxyClass(java.lang.ClassLoader, java.lang.Class...)

isVisible

public static boolean isVisible(java.lang.Class<?> clazz,
                                java.lang.ClassLoader classLoader)
Check whether the given class is visible in the given ClassLoader.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check (typically an interface)
classLoader - the ClassLoader to check against (may be null, in which case this method will always return true)

isCglibProxy

public static boolean isCglibProxy(java.lang.Object object)
Check whether the given object is a CGLIB proxy.

Parameters:
object - the object to check
See Also:
AopUtils.isCglibProxy(Object)

isCglibProxyClass

public static boolean isCglibProxyClass(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Check whether the specified class is a CGLIB-generated class.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check

isCglibProxyClassName

public static boolean isCglibProxyClassName(java.lang.String className)
Check whether the specified class name is a CGLIB-generated class.

Parameters:
className - the class name to check

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