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Return Retrurns the Type of the given Field or Method

// $Id: 16271 2009-04-07 20:20:12Z hardy.ferentschik $
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import java.beans.Introspector;
import java.lang.annotation.Annotation;
import java.lang.reflect.AccessibleObject;
import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Member;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.lang.reflect.Modifier;
import java.lang.reflect.ParameterizedType;
import java.lang.reflect.Type;
import java.lang.reflect.WildcardType;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

 * Some reflection utility methods.
 * @author Hardy Ferentschik
public class ReflectionHelper {

   * @param member The <code>Member</code> instance for which to retrieve the type.
   * @return Retrurns the <code>Type</code> of the given <code>Field</code> or <code>Method</code>.
   * @throws IllegalArgumentException in case <code>member</code> is not a <code>Field</code> or <code>Method</code>.
  public static Type typeOf(Member member) {
    if ( member instanceof Field ) {
      return ( ( Field ) member ).getGenericType();
    if ( member instanceof Method ) {
      return ( ( Method ) member ).getGenericReturnType();
    throw new IllegalArgumentException( "Member " + member + " is neither a field nor a method" );



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