Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Uses of Class

Packages that use ClassFormatError
java.lang Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language. 
java.lang.reflect Provides classes and interfaces for obtaining reflective information about classes and objects. 

Uses of ClassFormatError in java.lang

Subclasses of ClassFormatError in java.lang
 class UnsupportedClassVersionError
          Thrown when the Java Virtual Machine attempts to read a class file and determines that the major and minor version numbers in the file are not supported.

Methods in java.lang that throw ClassFormatError
protected  Class<?> ClassLoader.defineClass(byte[] b, int off, int len)
          Deprecated. Replaced by defineClass(String, byte[], int, int)
protected  Class<?> ClassLoader.defineClass(String name, byte[] b, int off, int len)
          Converts an array of bytes into an instance of class Class.
protected  Class<?> ClassLoader.defineClass(String name, byte[] b, int off, int len, ProtectionDomain protectionDomain)
          Converts an array of bytes into an instance of class Class, with an optional ProtectionDomain.
protected  Class<?> ClassLoader.defineClass(String name, ByteBuffer b, ProtectionDomain protectionDomain)
          Converts a ByteBuffer into an instance of class Class, with an optional ProtectionDomain.

Uses of ClassFormatError in java.lang.reflect

Subclasses of ClassFormatError in java.lang.reflect
 class GenericSignatureFormatError
          Thrown when a syntactically malformed signature attribute is encountered by a reflective method that needs to interpret the generic signature information for a type, method or constructor.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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