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Reflective access to non-existent or not visible class member

Reports reflective access to fields and methods that don't exist or aren't visible.

Example:

Field stringHashField() throws NoSuchFieldException { return String.class.getField("hash"); }

After the quick-fix is applied:

Field stringHashField() throws NoSuchFieldException { return String.class.getDeclaredField("hash"); }

With a final class, it's clear if there is a field or method with the specified name in the class.

With non-final classes, it's possible that a subclass has a field or method with that name, so there could be false positives. Use the inspection's settings to get rid of such false positives everywhere or with specific classes.

New in 2017.2

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Reflective access to non-existent or not visible class member inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Exclude classes

[java.lang.Object, java.lang.Throwable]

Check that field/method exists in non-final classes

Default: Selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024