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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: [Beanutils] Determine type of bean field
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:05:11 GMT
On Thu, June 1, 2006 4:54 pm, Craig McClanahan wrote:
>> Ok, I'm with you so far... but what if you don't know the type of the
>> target array until runtime?  I need to dynamically determine the element
>> type of the target array, then construct a new array instance to pass to
>> toArray() here.  I'm messing around right now, but haven't stumbled on
>> the
>> right answer yet...
> I imagine you would have to synthesize the class for "array of Foo", and
> then ask it for a newInstance() to create the calling argument ... check
> methods in the java.util.Arrays class for useful ways to do that.
> Of course, you won't be able to cast the actual result instance (defaults
> to
> Object[]) if you don't know the type at compile time.

Well, *that* doesn't sound like much fun! :(  Nah, actually, in a way it
does!  I'm playing with it right now.  Thanks again, everyone!

> Craig


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