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Java: Accessing Private Members

Using reflection to change the accessibility of a private object field and access it at runtime.

import java.lang.reflect.Field;
 
class Life {
    private int meaning = 42;
}
 
class Hack {
    public static void main(String args[]){
        Life life = new Life();
        try {
            Field field = life.getClass().getDeclaredField("meaning");
            field.setAccessible(true);
            System.out.println(field.get(life));
        } catch (NoSuchFieldException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } catch (IllegalAccessException e){
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Output:

42

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