Class TypeReference<T>

Type Parameters:
T - The target type for the conversion.

@ConsumerType public class TypeReference<T> extends Object
An object does not carry any runtime information about its generic type. However sometimes it is necessary to specify a generic type, that is the purpose of this class. It allows you to specify an generic type by defining a type T, then subclassing it. The subclass will have a reference to the super class that contains this generic information. Through reflection, we pick this reference up and return it with the getType() call.
 List<String> result = converter.convert(Arrays.asList(1, 2, 3))
                .to(new TypeReference<List<String>>() {
  • Constructor Details

    • TypeReference

      protected TypeReference()
      A TypeReference cannot be directly instantiated. To use it, it has to be extended, typically as an anonymous inner class.
  • Method Details

    • getType

      public Type getType()
      Return the actual type of this Type Reference
      the type of this reference.