PHP | method_exists() Function

PHP method_exists() Function

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP method_exists() Function.

The built-in PHP method_exists() Function checks if the class method exists in the given object.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

method_exists ( $object, $method_name );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


The tested object



The method name.

Return Value

It returns TRUE if the method given by method_name is defined for the given object, otherwise FALSE.


Try out the below example -

   $directory = new Directory('.');


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


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

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