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PropertyDescriptor getReadMethod and then use that method

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Hello,

I am trying to use PropertyDescriptor to find the getter method for a bean property given the property name as a String.

The code below seems to do this. Is it possible to then use the getter method in question to retrieve its value for the bean (if its value is not null?)

Is there an easy tutorial on PropertyDescriptor and its uses out there somewhere ? Could someone please point me in the right direction?

thanks
try{
          PropertyDescriptor p = new PropertyDescriptor("propertyNameAsAString", MyDataBean.class);
          if(p.getReadMethod() != null){
              System.out.println("answer " + p.getReadMethod());
              
          }
         }catch(Exception ex){
             System.err.println("caught");
         }

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