How do I determine bean’s property type?

Using the PropertyUtils.getPropertyType() we can determine the bean property type. This method return a Class object of bean’s property type.

package org.kodejava.example.commons.beanutils;

import org.apache.commons.beanutils.PropertyUtils;

public class PropertyType {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Recording recording = new Recording();
        recording.setTitle("Magical Mystery Tour");

        try {
             * Using PropertyUtils.getPropertyType() to determine the type of
             * title property.
            Class type = PropertyUtils.getPropertyType(recording, "title");
            System.out.println("type = " + type.getName());

            String value = (String) PropertyUtils.getProperty(recording, "title");
            System.out.println("value = " + value);
        } catch (Exception e) {
package org.kodejava.example.commons.beanutils;

import java.util.Map;

public class Recording {
    private Long id;
    private String title;
    private Map<String, Track> mapTracks;

    public void setId(Long id) { = id;

    public long getId() {
        return id;

    public void setTitle(String title) {
        this.title = title;

    public String getTitle() {
        return title;

    public void setMapTracks(Map<String, Track> mapTracks) {
        this.mapTracks = mapTracks;

    public Map<String, Track> getMapTracks() {
        return mapTracks;

The output of the code snippet above:

type = java.lang.String
value = Magical Mystery Tour

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