[jboss-user] [Installation, Configuration & DEPLOYMENT] - ClassLoader issues

ryanonsrc do-not-reply at jboss.com
Wed Dec 5 17:54:34 EST 2007

My web application (which is deployed under JBoss) is throwing a lot of exceptions and they appear to all be instances where calls to java.lang.Class.forName() is failing.

After some googling I have found the following info:

If you use Class.forName() this is MyClass?.class.getClassLoader().loadClass(...) which will start from the classloader where your class is deployed.

You should use Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().loadClass(...) to load from the current application's classloader. 

Is this accurate?  I *really* would prefer *not* to modify the entire code-base to access the ClassLoader differently.

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