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what this mean
"you cannot use a java.lang.Class object reference
or a String representing the name of the class as right operand
of instanceof operator"
 
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you can not say if(String instanceof String)
 
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instanceof operator should only be used against the Reference of Object. If you really want to find what class time it try using isInstance(Object obj) method from class Class.
 
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I guess what it really says is that you cannot do something as follows:
<pre>
String s = new String("some string");
Class clazz = s.getClass();
if (s instanceof clazz) {} // incorrect!
if (s instanceof "String.class") {} //incorrect!
</pre>
regards,
VG.

[This message has been edited by Vlad G (edited January 02, 2001).]
 
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