How do I get interfaces implemented by a class?

The getClass().getInterfaces() method return an array of Class that represents the interfaces implemented by an object.

package org.kodejava.lang;

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;

public class ClassInterfaces {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Get an instance of Date class
        Date date = Calendar.getInstance().getTime();

        // Get all interfaces implemented by the java.util.Date class and
        // print their names.
        Class<?>[] interfaces = date.getClass().getInterfaces();
        for (Class<?> i : interfaces) {
            System.out.printf("Interface of %s = %s%n", date.getClass().getName(), i.getName());

        // For the primitive type the interface will be an empty array.
        interfaces = char.class.getInterfaces();
        for (Class<?> i : interfaces) {
            System.out.printf("Interface of %s = %s%n", char.class.getName(), i.getName());

The java.util.Date class implements the following interfaces:

Interface of java.util.Date =
Interface of java.util.Date = java.lang.Cloneable
Interface of java.util.Date = java.lang.Comparable

How do I get super class of an object?

To get the super class of an object we can call the object’s getClass() method. After getting the class type of the object we call the getSuperclass() method to get the superclass. Let’s see the code snippet below.

package org.kodejava.lang;

public class ObtainingSuperClass {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Create an instance of String class
        Object object1 = new String("Hello");

        // Get String class super class
        Class<?> clazz1 = object1.getClass().getSuperclass();
        System.out.println("Super Class = " + clazz1);

        // Create an instance of StringIndexOutOfBoundsException class
        Object object2 = new StringIndexOutOfBoundsException("Error message");

        // Get StringIndexOutOfBoundsException class super class
        Class<?> clazz2 = object2.getClass().getSuperclass();
        System.out.println("Super Class = " + clazz2);

The program above prints the following string:

Super Class = class java.lang.Object
Super Class = class java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException