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Python Program to Get the Class Name of an Instance

In this example, you will learn to get the class name of an instance.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:


Example 1: Using __class__.__name__

class Vehicle:
    def name(self, name):
        return name

v = Vehicle()
print(v.__class__.__name__)

Output

Vehicle

__class__ is the attribute of the class to which it is associated and __name__ is a special variable in Python. Its functionality depends on where it is used.

  • Create an object v of class Vehicle().
  • Print the name of the class using __class__.__name__.

Example 1: Using type() and __name__ attribute

class Vehicle:
    def name(self, name):
        return name

v = Vehicle()
print(type(v).__name__)

Output

Vehicle

Using attribute __name__ with type(), you can get the class name of an instance/object as shown in the example above. type() gives the class of object v and __name__ gives the class name.

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