Sounds like a classloader issue; how are the custom types being loaded?
Jeffrey E. (Jeff) Care
IBM WebSphere Application Server Development
WAS Pyxis Lead Release Engineer
WebSphere Mosiac
WebSphere Brandmark wrote on 07/11/2006 01:26:37 PM:

> Hi All,
> I have a problem with class casting. Here is the scenario -
> I have an ant custom task say "mycustomA". Inside the execute method, I
> create a custom obj say "customobj" of a user-defined type. I store the
> "customobj" in the project reference using
> getProject().addReference("key",customobj).
> I using mycustomA in a "build.xml". After invoking the task mycustomA I
> use ant task <ant> with inheritRefs=true to call another
> "buildsecond.xml"  Inside buildsecond.xml, I use a custom task say
> "mycustomB" which tries to get the reference of the customobj using the
> method getProject().getReference("key"). When I try to cast to the
> "customobj" type I get a classcast exception.
> But customobj.getClass().getName() prints the exact type of customobj.
> But the instance of operator fails saying false. Is this any issue with
> class loader ?
> I use java 1.5.0_06. What I am missing ?
> Thank you,
> Best regards
> Shreedhar
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