public InputStream getResourceAsStream (String name)

Finds a resource with a given name.

If this class is in a named Module then this method will attempt to find the resource in the module. This is done by delegating to the module's class loader findResource(String,String) method, invoking it with the module name and the absolute name of the resource. Resources in named modules are subject to the rules for encapsulation specified in the Module getResourceAsStream method and so this method returns null when the resource is a non-" .class" resource in a package that is not open to the caller's module.

Otherwise, if this class is not in a named module then the rules for searching resources associated with a given class are implemented by the defining class loader of the class. This method delegates to this object's class loader. If this object was loaded by the bootstrap class loader, the method delegates to ClassLoader.getSystemResourceAsStream.

Before delegation, an absolute resource name is constructed from the given resource name using this algorithm:

name    name of the desired resource

Returns:  A java.io.InputStream object; null if no resource with this name is found, the resource is in a package that is not open to at least the caller module, or access to the resource is denied by the security manager.

NullPointerException    If name is null

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Since:  1.1

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