Utility to essentially do Class forName and allow configurable Classloaders. : ClassLoader « Reflection « Java

Utility to essentially do Class forName and allow configurable Classloaders.

import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.Map;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

 * Copyright 2005 Joe Walker
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
 * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
 * limitations under the License.


 * @author Joe Walker [joe at getahead dot ltd dot uk]
public class Main {
   * Utility to essentially do Class forName and allow configurable
   * Classloaders.
   * <p>The initial implementation makes use of the context classloader for
   * the current thread.
   * @param className The class to create
   * @return The class if it is safe or null otherwise.
   * @throws ClassNotFoundException If <code>className</code> is not valid
  public static Class<?> classForName(String className) throws ClassNotFoundException
      // Class.forName(className);
      return Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().loadClass(className);



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