I have one child class(let us say "c1") which inherits from parent class(let us say "p1"). p1 has one public field as "userID". I have object "objectC1" of class c1. I am using a reflection method to get a field "userID" as below,
objectC1.getClass().getDeclaredField("userID"); It comes back with exception that "java.lang.NoSuchFieldException: userID".
This method works fine for all fields declared in class c1.
Do we have a method to find out what are the parent classes for a particular class? So that I can fire the above method on each one of them and get the Field userID. Or there is any other way? Kindly suggest.
Use "getField" instead of "getDeclaredField"; this will return inherited public fields. If the inherited field is not public, then use getSuperclass() to get the class object for p1, and then use getDeclaredField on it.
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