drill3r drill3r - 4 years ago 128
Java Question

Determining if an Object is of primitive type

I have an

Object[]
array, and I am trying to find the ones that are primitives. I've tried to use
Class.isPrimitive()
, but it seems I'm doing something wrong:

int i = 3;
Object o = i;

System.out.println(o.getClass().getName() + ", " +
o.getClass().isPrimitive());


prints
java.lang.Integer, false
.

Is there a right way or some alternative?

Answer Source

The types in an Object[] will never really be primitive - because you've got references! Here the type of i is int whereas the type of the object referenced by o is Integer (due to auto-boxing).

It sounds like you need to find out whether the type is "wrapper for primitive". I don't think there's anything built into the standard libraries for this, but it's easy to code up:

import java.util.*;

public class Test
{
    public static void main(String[] args)        
    {
        System.out.println(isWrapperType(String.class));
        System.out.println(isWrapperType(Integer.class));
    }

    private static final Set<Class<?>> WRAPPER_TYPES = getWrapperTypes();

    public static boolean isWrapperType(Class<?> clazz)
    {
        return WRAPPER_TYPES.contains(clazz);
    }

    private static Set<Class<?>> getWrapperTypes()
    {
        Set<Class<?>> ret = new HashSet<Class<?>>();
        ret.add(Boolean.class);
        ret.add(Character.class);
        ret.add(Byte.class);
        ret.add(Short.class);
        ret.add(Integer.class);
        ret.add(Long.class);
        ret.add(Float.class);
        ret.add(Double.class);
        ret.add(Void.class);
        return ret;
    }
}
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