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PHP | get_class() Function

PHP get_class() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP get_class() Function.

The built-in PHP get_class() function gets the name of the class of the given object.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

get_class ( $object );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


The tested object.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns the name of the class of which object is an instance. It returns false if object is not an object.


Try out the below example -

   class f1 {
      function f1() {
         // implements some logic
      function name() {
         echo "My name is " , get_class($this) , "\n";
   // create an object
   $bar = new f1();
   // external call
   echo "Its name is " , get_class($bar) , "\n";
   // internal call


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Its name is f1
My name is f1

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the get_declared_classes() Function in PHP.

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