ReflectionClass::getMethod

(PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

ReflectionClass::getMethodGets a ReflectionMethod for a class method

Description

public ReflectionClass::getMethod(string $name): ReflectionMethod

Gets a ReflectionMethod for a class method.

Parameters

name

The method name to reflect.

Return Values

A ReflectionMethod.

Errors/Exceptions

A ReflectionException if the method does not exist.

Examples

Example #1 Basic usage of ReflectionClass::getMethod()

<?php
$class 
= new ReflectionClass('ReflectionClass');
$method $class->getMethod('getMethod');
var_dump($method);
?>

The above example will output:

object(ReflectionMethod)#2 (2) {
  ["name"]=>
  string(9) "getMethod"
  ["class"]=>
  string(15) "ReflectionClass"
}

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Jarrod Nettles
10 years ago
If you ever need to get the type hint of a parameter in a method use this.

<?php

//Target our class
$reflector = new ReflectionClass('MyClass');

//Get the parameters of a method
$parameters = $reflector->getMethod('FireCannon')->getParameters();

//Loop through each parameter and get the type
foreach($parameters as $param)
{
    
//Before you call getClass() that class must be defined!
    
echo $param->getClass()->name;
}

?>
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sagittaracc at gmail dot com
2 months ago
if you ever need to get the body of a method, use this extension (https://github.com/sagittaracc/reflection):

namespace sagittaracc\classes;

class Test
{
    public function method()
    {
        if (true) {
            return 'this method';
        }

        return 'never goes here';
    }
}

$reflection = new ReflectionClass(Test::class);
$method = $reflection->getMethod('method');
echo $method->body; // if (true) { return 'this method'; }  return 'never goes here';
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