added in API level 1

InstantiationException

public class InstantiationException
extends ReflectiveOperationException

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.lang.Throwable
     ↳ java.lang.Exception
       ↳ java.lang.ReflectiveOperationException
         ↳ java.lang.InstantiationException


Thrown when an application tries to create an instance of a class using the newInstance method in class Class, but the specified class object cannot be instantiated. The instantiation can fail for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:

  • the class object represents an abstract class, an interface, an array class, a primitive type, or void
  • the class has no nullary constructor

See also:

Summary

Public constructors

InstantiationException()

Constructs an InstantiationException with no detail message.

InstantiationException(String s)

Constructs an InstantiationException with the specified detail message.

Inherited methods

Public constructors

InstantiationException

added in API level 1
InstantiationException ()

Constructs an InstantiationException with no detail message.

InstantiationException

added in API level 1
InstantiationException (String s)

Constructs an InstantiationException with the specified detail message.

Parameters
s String: the detail message.