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(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

ArrayObject::getIteratorClassGets the iterator classname for the ArrayObject


public ArrayObject::getIteratorClass(): string

Gets the class name of the array iterator that is used by ArrayObject::getIterator().


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the iterator class name that is used to iterate over this object.


Example #1 ArrayObject::getIteratorClass() example

// Custom ArrayIterator (inherits from ArrayIterator)
class MyArrayIterator extends ArrayIterator {
// custom implementation

// Array of available fruits
$fruits = array("lemons" => 1, "oranges" => 4, "bananas" => 5, "apples" => 10);

$fruitsArrayObject = new ArrayObject($fruits);

// Get the current class name
$className = $fruitsArrayObject->getIteratorClass();

// Set new classname

// Get the new iterator classname
$className = $fruitsArrayObject->getIteratorClass();

The above example will output:

string(13) "ArrayIterator"
string(15) "MyArrayIterator"

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