Java Link

Modern C++17 wrapper for JNI:

  • type-safe APIs
  • automatic resource management
  • ZERO runtime overhead compared to manually written JNI code
  • automatic C++/Java type conversion for many standard types (std::string, std::vector, etc.)
  • automatic C++/Java exception tunneling
  • comes with pre-generated C++ headers for all JDK and Android Java APIs
  • automatically generate C++ headers for any Java code, including your own

Base Java Link API, without generated headers:

#include <scapix/link/java/object.h>

using namespace scapix::link::java;

void test_string()
    auto str = object<SCAPIX_META_STRING("java/lang/String")>::new_object();
    auto length = str->call_method<SCAPIX_META_STRING("length"), jint()>();

Same code using generated headers:

#include <scapix/java_api/java/lang/String.h>

using namespace scapix::java_api;

void test_string()
    auto str = java::lang::String::new_object();
    auto length = str->length();

Calling standard JDK functions with automatic type conversion:

#include <scapix/java_api/java/lang/System.h>
#include <scapix/java_api/java/util/Locale.h>
#include <scapix/java_api/java/text/DateFormatSymbols.h>

using namespace scapix::link::java;
using namespace scapix::java_api;

void test()
    // C++ objects are automatically converted to and from corresponding Java types.
    // This works for any type supported by scapix::link::java::convert<> interface,
    // which supports many STL types and can be extended for your own types.

    std::string version = java::lang::System::getProperty("java.version");
    std::vector<std::string> languages = java::util::Locale::getISOLanguages();
    std::vector<std::vector<std::string>> zone_strings = java::text::DateFormatSymbols::getInstance()->getZoneStrings();
    std::map<std::string, std::string> properties = java::lang::System::getProperties();