Module java.base
Package java.lang

Class ExceptionInInitializerError

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class ExceptionInInitializerError extends LinkageError
Signals that an unexpected exception has occurred in a static initializer. An ExceptionInInitializerError is thrown to indicate that an exception occurred during evaluation of a static initializer or the initializer for a static variable.
Since:
1.1
See Also:
Serialized Form
  • Constructor Details

    • ExceptionInInitializerError

      public ExceptionInInitializerError()
      Constructs an ExceptionInInitializerError with null as its detail message string and with no saved throwable object. A detail message is a String that describes this particular exception.
    • ExceptionInInitializerError

      public ExceptionInInitializerError(Throwable thrown)
      Constructs a new ExceptionInInitializerError class by saving a reference to the Throwable object thrown for later retrieval by the getException() method. The detail message string is set to null.
      Parameters:
      thrown - The exception thrown
    • ExceptionInInitializerError

      public ExceptionInInitializerError(String s)
      Constructs an ExceptionInInitializerError with the specified detail message string. A detail message is a String that describes this particular exception. The detail message string is saved for later retrieval by the Throwable.getMessage() method. There is no saved throwable object.
      Parameters:
      s - the detail message
  • Method Details

    • getException

      public Throwable getException()
      Returns the exception that occurred during a static initialization that caused this error to be created.
      API Note:
      This method predates the general-purpose exception chaining facility. The Throwable.getCause() method is now the preferred means of obtaining this information.
      Returns:
      the saved throwable object of this ExceptionInInitializerError, or null if this ExceptionInInitializerError has no saved throwable object.