Java.lang Package Classes

Java Class - toString() Method

The java.lang.Class.toString() method is used to convert the object to a string. The string representation is the string "class" or "interface", followed by a space, and then by the fully qualified name of the class in the format returned by getName.


public String toString()


No parameter is required.

Return Value

Returns a string representation of this class object.




In the example below, the java.lang.Class.toString() method returns the name of the given class.

import java.lang.*;

public class MyClass {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    MyClass x = new MyClass();
    Integer y = 5;

    //get class of the object and  
    //convert to string for x
    Class xcls = x.getClass();
    System.out.println("Class = " + xcls.toString());

    //get class of the object and  
    //convert to string for y
    Class ycls = y.getClass();
    System.out.println("Class = " + ycls.toString());

The output of the above code will be:

Class = class MyClass
Class = class java.lang.Integer

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