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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: [beanutils] Problem with MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2005 00:24:50 GMT
Odd... Here's an interesting observation... If you look at the code I 
just posted that DID work, it is interesting that in order for it to 
work, the request object MUST be fully-qualified in the forName() call. 
  Also, I tried replacing that single line with:

pTypes[0] = request.getClass();

...which by all rights should work, but no, it doesn't (which is 
basically all beanutils is doing).

It seems that beanutils, and more generically the getClass() method, 
isn't returning the proper type... or something (in my best Butthead 

Hubert Rabago wrote:
> Your guess matches mine.
> It seems invokeExactMethod() uses getClass() to determine the argument
> types, so for your call, it'll use the actual (runtime) class of your
> request object, and it won't find setupMethod1 which declares
> HttpServletRequest.
> I wrote a quick test:
> public class SampleClass {
>     public void method(Object a) {
>         System.out.println("inside method() where a=" + a);
>     }
>     public static void main(String[] args) 
>             throws Exception {
>         SampleClass sc = new SampleClass();
>         String s = "hello";
>         MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod(sc, "method", 
>                 new Object[] {s}, new Class[] {Object.class});
>         MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod(sc, "method", s);
>     }
> }
> The first call ran fine, the second failed.  This seems to match the
> problem you're seeing.
> Hubert
> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 18:10:39 -0500, Frank W. Zammetti
> <> wrote:
>>I'm trying to use MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod, and I keep receiving:
>>java.lang.NoSuchMethodException: No such accessible method:
>>setupMethod1() on object: com.omnytex.setupexample.setups.SetupClass1
>>Here's the pertinent code:
>>String setupClass = "com.omnytex.setupexample.setups.SetupClass1";
>>String setupMethod = "setupMethod1";
>>Object setupClassObj = RequestUtils.applicationInstance(setupClass);
>>MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod(setupClassObj, setupMethod, request);
>>request is an HttpServletRequest object.  Here's the code for SetupClass1:
>>package com.omnytex.setupexample.setups;
>>import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
>>import org.apache.commons.logging.Log;
>>import org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory;
>>public class SetupClass1 {
>>  private static Log log = LogFactory.getLog(SetupClass1.class);
>>  public void setupMethod1(HttpServletRequest request) {
>>"setupMethod1() - Setting request attribute...");
>>    request.setAttribute("c1m1", "c1m1_value");
>>"setupMethod1() - Done!");
>>  }
>>Clearly, there is in fact a setupMethod1() method.  I have verified that
>>setupClassObj is in fact a valid object of the correct type, so its not
>>an instantiation problem (would have expected a different exception if
>>it was anyway).
>>My only guess is that I'm somehow not using the argument portion of the
>>invokeExactMethod() call properly, but I don't see what the problem
>>specifically might be.
>>Any ideas?  Thanks!
>>Frank W. Zammetti
>>Founder and Chief Software Architect
>>Omnytex Technologies
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