Solved

Can Java source code know it's parent file and package names without explicitly defining static String's?

Posted on 2006-06-20
6
189 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
I'm beginning to use JBuilder 2005 for servlet programming.

I often embed references to the source filename (and associated package it belongs to) when reporting error exceptions.  Currently, I have private static String vars named -- appropriately -- CLASS_NAME and PACKAGE_NAME.

Is there a better way?  I was wondering if there was some magical code call that automatically identifies their names.  If not a JDK call, but perhaps a JBuilder macro-like call that can be embedded in my .java files (for example -- and I'm making this up --  #CLASSNAME#.)
0
Comment
Question by:stockblocks
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 16943546
Use log4j. It will report the class and package which logged the message
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
StillUnAware earned 200 total points
ID: 16943557
You simply do that:

String name = someObject.getClass().getName();
String pack = someObject.getClass().getPackage().toString();
0
 

Author Comment

by:stockblocks
ID: 16944209
Excellent.  I see that getClass().getName() reports both package and class names together, which is perfect!

Should have known this all along. Thanks!

SB
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:StillUnAware
ID: 16944286
glad to help
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 16944452
Log4j is the de facto standard for logging - i'd use it if i were you ;-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:stockblocks
ID: 16944591
CEHJ,  sorry -- thanks for the tip! I'll google it to learn more.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
JAVA part two 5 58
Oracle SQL syntax check  without executing 6 37
difference of if loops 23 43
Way to decrease size of apk file 9 45
For customizing the look of your lightweight component and making it look opaque like it was made of plastic.  This tip assumes your component to be of rectangular shape and completely opaque.   (CODE)
An old method to applying the Singleton pattern in your Java code is to check if a static instance, defined in the same class that needs to be instantiated once and only once, is null and then create a new instance; otherwise, the pre-existing insta…
Viewers will learn about if statements in Java and their use The if statement: The condition required to create an if statement: Variations of if statements: An example using if statements:
The viewer will learn how to implement Singleton Design Pattern in Java.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now