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What is the use of instanceof keyword in java?

7/20/2017 4:11:21 PM

Viraj Singh

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Sort of. It doesn't tell you what type the variable is, rather, it returns you a boolean determining whether or not what is being compared is of the type you specified. Example/ Object a = "A string"; if(a instanceof String){ // true }

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Now I understand, the name manifest itself "instance of" implies whether it is an intance(or object) of something or not. like ExampleClass s = new ExampleClass (); boolean GotIt = s instanceof ExampleClass; //true

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indicating as parameter a variable name, it tells you which type (or which object) is the variable in question...