Q: I use an third party package
and I need to have an access to protected methods of one class - the member of
I asked developers of the package to change it for me, but they
answered that it will take month until the release will be ready (they are
occupied with another job now).
What can I do? I can not wait with development and need to continue my job.
A: Exists one legal way and two
Please read license agreement to the package and make sure that you are not
going to do it illegally.
1. Just extend the class and you will get access to all protected methods.
2. Take that class, decompile it and change protected to public. Take a look at the list of decompilers here
3. Add your own class into the package. Write a method that creates an instance
of that class where protected method is and call it. Since protected methods are
accessible for package members - you can access it now as well from within of
your new class.
Please be sure that you are not breaking a license agreement or contact
developers and ask a permission to do that.
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