I guess he wants something like, "I have an object obj which is of type ArrayList<String>.  From this obj, I want to arrive at "String" which is the type of the objects the array list holds.


On 10/1/07, Gareth Evans <gareth@msoft.co.uk> wrote:

I use this code in a generic dao implementation

public abstract class GenericDaoImpl<T> implements GenericDao<T> {

    private Class<T>        parameterizedClass;

    @SuppressWarnings( "unchecked" )
    public GenericDaoImpl() {
        this.parameterizedClass = (Class<T>) ( (ParameterizedType)
getClass().getGenericSuperclass() ).getActualTypeArguments()[0];

Not sure if this is the sort of thing your after?


Vamsavardhana Reddy wrote:
> On 10/1/07, *Jason Dillon* <jason@planet57.com
> <mailto:jason@planet57.com >> wrote:
>     Alright... thanks, that is what I figured :-(  So lame... I can
>     figure out that a class as T and E bound, but I can't figure out the
>     type of those buggers...
> The underlying object does not impose any restrictions as such (and so
> there is nothing special about these objects).  It is only for the
> compiler that will help you prevent using some undesired type
> unknowingly (for e.g, adding String to a Integer list).  I guess it is
> evident from the  example in my last post.
>     so stupid :-(
>     --jason
>     On Sep 30, 2007, at 11:08 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>     >
>     > On Sep 30, 2007, at 10:48 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>     >
>     >> Any of you generics experts out there know if there is any way to
>     >> get the generic type from a generic class... like, say you have:
>     >>
>     >>     Class type = new ArrayList<String>().getClass();
>     >>
>     >> Is there any way to determine that this is an ArrayList containing
>     >> String objects?  I can't seem to figure out how to get this
>     >> information out of the Class instance.  I can figure out what the
>     >> type variable name was, er like T, but that is well, completely
>     >> useless IMO.
>     >>
>     >> Does anyone know if its possible and how to do it?
>     >
>     > I spent a couple days reading up on generics and trying stuff and
>     > concluded it was not possible.  There are some statements in the
>     > book on generics that confirm this.  Hopefully you will find a way
>     > to prove I'm wrong 'cause it sure would be handy :-)
>     >
>     > sorry
>     > david jencks
>     >
>     >>
>     >> --jason
>     >

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