The command below is used to run and store the 'Materia' obtained by the
java.reflect.Reflect mechanism of self-reflection. 'Materia' means, a listing
of the Constructors, the Fields or variables, &
the Methods of the particular Java 2 class that is being Reflect-ed upon...
- The command is:
Materia Classname groupname
...where 'Classname' is the name of the Java class to get Materia on, and 'groupname'
is the name of the package that that Class is in. 'Classname' is case-sensitive, but
the 'groupname' is usually or always in lower-case.
For example, for the class Label in Java's AWT, the proper command is
Materia Label awt
...because that class is, in full package specification: java.awt.Label
...of course, these listings are not ideally helpful as to details, and you
may need a manual just to construct the Class that you are using Reflect to
extract all this info from - that is, the exact constructor parameters are
not always obvious, if a default 'ClassConstructor()' is not present in the
particular class being examined.
- Good Luck!
and keep a good manual handy too. To help with the
constructors, you might take a glance in the good Java 2 basic but very
comprehensive reference guide, "The Java Developers
Almanac" by Patrick Chan... see link below, if this is a web page (& if not,
remind me <email@example.com> to publish one! ;)
[-R. Hess, August 30 & September 27, 2001.]