What is stdClass?

The stdClass is a PHP standard predefined class. It is built into PHP.

Here are the features of this class:

  • has no methods
  • you create/assign the properties on the fly
  • you can convert arrays to this class
  • you can convert other types to this class…value will be stored in scalar…see example.
  • there is a function called stdClass() which can be used as in the example below.
  • its type is object
$obj = (object) 'ciao';
echo $obj->scalar;  // outputs 'ciao'

$genericObject = new stdClass();

There is a blog post at webmaster-source.com which describes stdClass well.


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