Module jdk.jdi
Package com.sun.jdi

Interface Field

All Superinterfaces:
Accessible, Comparable<Field>, Mirror, TypeComponent

public interface Field
extends TypeComponent, Comparable<Field>
A class or instance variable in the target VM. See TypeComponent for general information about Field and Method mirrors.
See Also:
ObjectReference, ReferenceType
  • Method Details

    • typeName

      String typeName()
      Returns a text representation of the type of this field. Where the type is the type specified in the declaration of this field.

      This type name is always available even if the type has not yet been created or loaded.

      a String representing the type of this field.
    • type

      Returns the type of this field. Where the type is the type specified in the declaration of this field.

      For example, if a target class defines:

          short s;
          Date d;
          byte[] ba;
      And the JDI client defines these Field objects:
          Field sField = targetClass.fieldByName("s");
          Field dField = targetClass.fieldByName("d");
          Field baField = targetClass.fieldByName("ba");
      to mirror the corresponding fields, then sField.type() is a ShortType, dField.type() is the ReferenceType for java.util.Date and ((ArrayType)(baField.type())).componentType() is a ByteType.

      Note: if the type of this field is a reference type (class, interface, or array) and it has not been created or loaded by the declaring type's class loader - that is, declaringType() .classLoader(), then ClassNotLoadedException will be thrown. Also, a reference type may have been loaded but not yet prepared, in which case the type will be returned but attempts to perform some operations on the returned type (e.g. fields()) will throw a ClassNotPreparedException. Use ReferenceType.isPrepared() to determine if a reference type is prepared.

      the Type of this field.
      ClassNotLoadedException - if the type has not yet been loaded or created through the appropriate class loader.
      See Also:
    • isTransient

      boolean isTransient()
      Determine if this is a transient field.
      true if this field is transient; false otherwise.
    • isVolatile

      boolean isVolatile()
      Determine if this is a volatile field.
      true if this field is volatile; false otherwise.
    • isEnumConstant

      boolean isEnumConstant()
      Determine if this is a field that represents an enum constant.
      true if this field represents an enum constant; false otherwise.
    • equals

      boolean equals​(Object obj)
      Compares the specified Object with this field for equality.
      equals in class Object
      obj - the reference object with which to compare.
      true if the Object is a Field and if both mirror the same field (declared in the same class or interface, in the same VM).
      See Also:
      Object.hashCode(), HashMap
    • hashCode

      int hashCode()
      Returns the hash code value for this Field.
      hashCode in class Object
      the integer hash code.
      See Also:
      Object.equals(java.lang.Object), System.identityHashCode(java.lang.Object)