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Retrieving a method's name from within that very method

 
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Hello,

Suppose I have a method as follows:

How can I dynamically retrieve the method's name, ie "myMethod" using java reflection?? What do I need to insert HERE in order to retrieve the method's name and thus avoid it from being hard-coded?

Thanks in advance,

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Take a look at java.lang.Throwable and the getStackTrace method JavaDocs. The StackTraceElement[] can be used to get the entire calling sequence that resulted in your method being called.

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Not an advanced question. Moving...
 
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