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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

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
public InstantiationException ()

Constructs an InstantiationException with no detail message.

InstantiationException

added in API level 1
public InstantiationException (String s)

Constructs an InstantiationException with the specified detail message.

Parameters
s String: the detail message.