In this example, you will learn to get the class name of an instance.
Example 1: Using __class__.__name__
class Vehicle: def name(self, name): return name v = Vehicle() print(v.__class__.__name__)
__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 2: Using type() and __name__ attribute
class Vehicle: def name(self, name): return name v = Vehicle() print(type(v).__name__)
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.