How to find all the classes of a package in Java

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In my project I need to find all the classes of certain packages: what is the best way to do this?
Nov 14, 2020 in Java by Juan
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edited Nov 16, 2020 by Juan 293,022 views

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Looking on internet I found this page with an example and it works on Java version ranging from 8 to 16: what do you think about?

answered Nov 16, 2020 by Juan
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selected Nov 16, 2020 by Juan
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Hello @Juan ,

You could use Reflections:

    private Class<?>[] scanForTasks(String packageStr) {
        Reflections reflections = new Reflections((new ConfigurationBuilder()).setScanners(new Scanner[]{new SubTypesScanner(), new TypeAnnotationsScanner()}).setUrls(ClasspathHelper.forPackage(packageStr, new ClassLoader[0])).filterInputsBy((new FilterBuilder()).includePackage(packageStr)));
        Set classes = reflections.getTypesAnnotatedWith(Task.class);
        Class[] taskArray = (Class[])classes.toArray(new Class[classes.size()]);
        return taskArray;
answered Nov 16, 2020 by Niroj
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But does it work on Java 9 and later?

Yes,it should work!!