Get package name

This is an example of how to get the package name of a class. Getting the package name of a class implies that you should:

  • Create a new object of the class.
  • Use getClass() API method of Object for the class to get the runtime class of this object. The returned Class object is the object that is locked by static synchronized methods of the represented class.
  • Call getPackage() API method of Class to get the Package for this class. The class loader of this class is used to find the package. If the class was loaded by the bootstrap class loader the set of packages loaded from CLASSPATH is searched to find the package of the class.
  • Use getName() API method of Package to get the name of the package.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:  

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

public class GetPackageName {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

  // Create new object of this class
		GetPackageName o = new GetPackageName();

  // Get package name and print it
		Package pack = o.getClass().getPackage();
		String packageName = pack.getName();
		System.out.println("Package = " + packageName);



Package = com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core

This was an example of how to get the package name of a class in Java.

Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias is a software developer turned online entrepreneur. He is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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