Set Accessibility : Modifier « Reflection « Java Tutorial

// $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 {

  public static void setAccessibility(Member member) {
    if ( !Modifier.isPublic( member.getModifiers() ) ) {
      //Sun's ease of use, sigh...
      ( ( AccessibleObject ) member ).setAccessible( true );


7.12.1.Return true if the integer argument includes the public modifier, false otherwise
7.12.2.Return true if the integer argument includes the private modifier, false otherwise.
7.12.3.Return true if the integer argument includes the protected modifier,false otherwise.
7.12.4.Return true if the integer argument includes the static modifier, false otherwise.
7.12.5.Return true if the integer argument includes the final modifier, false otherwise.
7.12.6.Return true if the integer argument includes the abstract modifier, false otherwise.
7.12.7.Get all object accessible public fields
7.12.8.Overriding Default Access
7.12.9.Listing the Modifiers of a Class Object
7.12.10.Listing the Modifiers of a Member Object: Field, Constructor, and Method are all subclasses of Member.
7.12.11.Set Accessibility
7.12.12.Make AccessibleObject Accessible
7.12.13.Make field accessible, explicitly setting it accessible
7.12.14.whether given field is a "public static final" constant
7.12.15.Gets a method and forces it to be accessible, even if it is not.
7.12.16.AccessController.doPrivileged(new PrivilegedAction() )