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PHP | ReflectionClass implementsInterface() Function

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  • Last Updated : 11 Dec, 2019
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The ReflectionClass::implementsInterface() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to check the specified interface is present or not.


bool ReflectionClass::implementsInterface( string $interface )

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $interface which holds the specified interface which are being checked.

Return Value: This function returns true on success or false on failure.

Below programs illustrate the ReflectionClass::implementsInterface() function in PHP:

Program 1:

// Defining some interfaces
interface Colleges { }
interface Departments { }
interface Students { }
interface Companies { }
// Initialising a class of Interfaces
class Interfaces implements Colleges, 
        Departments, Students, Companies { }
// Using ReflectionClass over the class Interfaces
$A = new ReflectionClass("Interfaces");
// Calling the implementsInterface() function
// over the Interface 'Colleges'
$B = $A->implementsInterface('Colleges');
// Getting the value true or false



Program 2:

// Defining a SuperClass interface Company 
interface Company {
    public function GFG();
// Defining a different interface Company1
interface Company1 {
    public function GeeksforGeeks();
// Defining a subclass Departments
class Departments implements Company {
    public function GFG() {}
// Using ReflectionClass() over the 
// subclass Departments
$reflect = new ReflectionClass('Departments');
// Calling implementsInterface() function
$A = $reflect->implementsInterface('Company1');
// Getting the value either true or false




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