Java Debug Interface

Class ClassNotLoadedException

  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by com.sun.jdi.ClassNotLoadedException
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class ClassNotLoadedException
extends Exception

Thrown to indicate that the requested class has not yet been loaded through the appropriate class loader.

Due to the lazy class linking performed by many VMs, it is possible for a field or variable to be visible in a program before the associated class is loaded. Until the class is loaded all that is available is a signature string. If an attempt is made to set the value of such a field or variable from JDI, the appropriate type checking cannot be done because the destination class has not been loaded. The same is true for the element class of array elements.

It is not advisable to solve this problem by attempting a class load on the fly in this case. There are two problems in having the debugger load a class instead of waiting for it to load over the normal course of events.

To avoid these potential problems, this exception is thrown.

Note that this exception will be thrown until the class in question is visible to the class loader of enclosing class. (That is, the class loader of the enclosing class must be an initiating class loader for the class in question.) See the Java Virtual Machine Specification for more details.

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Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ClassNotLoadedException(String className)
ClassNotLoadedException(String className, String message)
Method Summary
 String className()
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 ClassNotLoadedException(String className)


public ClassNotLoadedException(String className,
                               String message)
Method Detail


public String className()

Java Debug Interface