Greg Greg - 8 months ago 48
Java Question

copyOf method undefined for the type Arrays

elementData = Arrays.copyOf(elementData, newCapacity);

Gives error:

The method copyOf(Object[], int) is undefined for the type Arrays

This was not a problem on my home computer, but at my school's it gives the error above. I'm guessing it's running an older JRE version - any workaround?


Arrays.copyOf() was introduced in 1.6.

You'd need to create a new array of the size you need and copy the contents of the old array into it.


* Reallocates an array with a new size, and copies the contents
* of the old array to the new array.
* @param oldArray  the old array, to be reallocated.
* @param newSize   the new array size.
* @return          A new array with the same contents.
private static Object resizeArray (Object oldArray, int newSize) {
   int oldSize = java.lang.reflect.Array.getLength(oldArray);
   Class elementType = oldArray.getClass().getComponentType();
   Object newArray = java.lang.reflect.Array.newInstance(
   int preserveLength = Math.min(oldSize,newSize);
   if (preserveLength > 0)
      System.arraycopy (oldArray,0,newArray,0,preserveLength);

   return newArray;