JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Class InstantiationException

  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by java.lang.InstantiationException
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class InstantiationException
extends Exception

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 because it is an interface or is an abstract class.

See Also:
Class.newInstance(), Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
          Constructs an InstantiationException with no detail message.
InstantiationException(String s)
          Constructs an InstantiationException with the specified detail message.
Method Summary
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public InstantiationException()
Constructs an InstantiationException with no detail message.


public InstantiationException(String s)
Constructs an InstantiationException with the specified detail message.

s - the detail message.

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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