Method Abstract():classDescribe() Foundation
Reflects the class definition
:classDescribe( [<nInfo>] ) --> aReturn
|CLASS_DESCR_ALL *)||All available information in one array|
|CLASS_DESCR_CLASSNAME||Class name as character string|
|CLASS_DESCR_SUPERCLASSES||One-dimensional array holding the class objects of all superclasses|
|CLASS_DESCR_MEMBERS||3-column array holding information about member variables|
|CLASS_DESCR_METHODS||5-column array holding information about methods|
|CLASS_DESCR_SUPERDETAILS||3-column array holding details about superclasses|
If <nInfo> is omitted or set to CLASS_DESCR_ALL, an array with four elements is returned. They contain the information resulting from passing one of the following constants to this method:
The elements of this array reflect the parameter profile of the function ClassCreate().
The class name as character string.
One-dimensional array containing the class objects of the superclasses.
Two-dimensional array with three columns. It holds information about member variables of the class. Each column can be accessed using the following #define constants:
|CLASS_MEMBER_NAME||Character string representing the name of a single member variable|
|CLASS_MEMBER_ATTR||Member variable attributes as numeric|
Two-dimensional array with five columns. It holds information about methods of the class. Each column can be accessed using the following define constants:
|CLASS_METHOD_NAME||Character string with the name of the method|
|CLASS_METHOD_ATTR||Method attributes as numeric|
|CLASS_METHOD_BLOCK||Method code block, if the method was dynamically created with ClassCreate()|
|CLASS_METHOD_VARNAME||The name of the redirected variable if it is an ACCESS|ASSIGN method|
Two-dimensional array with three columns. It holds detailed information about the superclasses of the class. Note that this array is not included in the CLASS_DESCR_ALL array. It is only returned when CLASS_DESCR_SUPERDETAILS is passed to :classDescribe().
|CLASS_SUPERCLASS_NAME||Character string representing the name of the superclass|
The generic method :classDescribe() is used to inspect the structure of a class and its superclasses at runtime. Individual information about member variables, methods or superclasses can be obtained by passing the corresponding #define constants to this method. If :classDescribe() is called without a parameter, the returned array reflects the parameter profile of the ClassCreate() function. This allows for easy creation or modification of the structure of dynamic classes.
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