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PHP : is_object() function

Description

The is_object() function is used to find whether a variable is an object or not.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

is_object(var_name)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
var_name The variable being checked Required Mixed*

*Mixed: Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

TRUE if var_name is an object, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example:

<?php
function get_subjects($obj_name)
{
if(!is_object($obj_name))
{
return(false);
}
return($obj_name->subjects);
}
$obj_name = new stdClass;
$obj_name->subjects = Array('Physics', 'Chemistry', 'Mathematics');
var_dump(get_subjects(NULL));
var_dump(get_subjects($obj_name));
?>

Output:

bool(false)  array(3) {    [0]=>    string(7) "Physics"    [1]=>    string(9) "Chemistry"    [2]=>    string(11) "Mathematics"  } 

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See also

PHP Function Reference



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