is_subclass_of

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is_subclass_of - Checks if the object has this class as one of its parents or implements it
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is_subclass_of( mixed$object_or_class, string$class, [bool$allow_string = true] ): bool

Checks if the given object_or_class has the class class as one of its parents or implements it.

Parameters

object_or_class

A class name or an object instance. No error is generated if the class does not exist.

class

The class name

allow_string

If this parameter set to false, string class name as object_or_class is not allowed. This also prevents from calling autoloader if the class doesn't exist.

Return Values

This function returns true if the object object_or_class, belongs to a class which is a subclass of class, false otherwise.

Notes

Note:

Using this function will use any registered autoloaders if the class is not already known.

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