PHP Manual: get_class


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get_class

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

get_class -- Returns the name of the class of an object

Description

string get_class ( [object object] )

Gets the name of the class of the given object.

Parameters

object

The tested object

Return Values

Returns the name of the class of which object is an instance. Returns FALSE if object is not an object.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
Since 5.0.0 The class name is returned in it's original notation.
Since 5.0.0 The object parameter is optional if called from the object's method.

Examples

Example 1. Using get_class()

<?php

class foo {
    function
foo()
    {
    
// implements some logic
    
}

    function
name()
    {
        echo
"My name is " , get_class($this) , "\n";
    }
}

// create an object
$bar = new foo();

// external call
echo "Its name is " , get_class($bar) , "\n";

// internal call
$bar->name();

?>

The above example will output:

Its name is foo
My name is foo