PropertyDescriptor - getting declared field names

Hi Experts,

If I use PropertyDescriptor, is there any way that I can get declared field names (not setter/getter method names)?

PropertyDescriptor pd[] = PropertyUtils.getPropertyDescriptors(aForm);

aForm is ActionForm and I want to get all the fields in that class.

thx,
dkim18Asked:
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Declared field names will be private. You will have to derive the names I guess. Obtain a list of all getters. If a method is called getName (), then remove out the 'get' and change the case of the first character to make it 'name' and that would be the name of the property. Same way, for boolean properties, it could be like isValid ()
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dkim18Author Commented:
I used getName() and I got what I wanted. Somehow, I applied getName() by using java.lang.reflect.Method variable and getting method name and I was wondering. My bad...
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