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added in API level 1

WildcardType

public interface WildcardType
implements Type

java.lang.reflect.WildcardType


WildcardType represents a wildcard type expression, such as ?, ? extends Number, or ? super Integer.

Summary

Public methods

abstract Type[] getLowerBounds()

Returns an array of Type objects representing the lower bound(s) of this type variable.

abstract Type[] getUpperBounds()

Returns an array of Type objects representing the upper bound(s) of this type variable.

Inherited methods

Public methods

getLowerBounds

added in API level 1
public abstract Type[] getLowerBounds ()

Returns an array of Type objects representing the lower bound(s) of this type variable. Note that if no lower bound is explicitly declared, the lower bound is the type of null. In this case, a zero length array is returned.

For each lower bound B :

  • if B is a parameterized type or a type variable, it is created, (see ParameterizedType for the details of the creation process for parameterized types).
  • Otherwise, B is resolved.

Returns
Type[] an array of Types representing the lower bound(s) of this type variable

Throws
TypeNotPresentException if any of the bounds refers to a non-existent type declaration
MalformedParameterizedTypeException if any of the bounds refer to a parameterized type that cannot be instantiated for any reason

getUpperBounds

added in API level 1
public abstract Type[] getUpperBounds ()

Returns an array of Type objects representing the upper bound(s) of this type variable. Note that if no upper bound is explicitly declared, the upper bound is Object.

For each upper bound B :

  • if B is a parameterized type or a type variable, it is created, (see ParameterizedType for the details of the creation process for parameterized types).
  • Otherwise, B is resolved.

Returns
Type[] an array of Types representing the upper bound(s) of this type variable

Throws
TypeNotPresentException if any of the bounds refers to a non-existent type declaration
MalformedParameterizedTypeException if any of the bounds refer to a parameterized type that cannot be instantiated for any reason