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Receiving a java.lang.Class or instantiating objects with reflection must be done with a mirror and not with types and symbols, which are compile time information for Scala:

scala> val m = runtimeMirror(getClass.getClassLoader)
m: reflect.runtime.universe.Mirror = JavaMirror with ...

scala> m.runtimeClass(typeOf[X.Y].typeSymbol.asClass)
res25: Class[_] = class X$Y

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Assuming tag is the type tag of the class you want to get the java class for, you can say:

val mirror = tag.mirror
val clazz = mirror.runtimeClass(tag.tpe.typeSymbol.asClass)

Basically the same as sschaef's answer, except you should use the mirror directly from the tag, instead of using the mirror of the current class' classloader. If the current class and the other class which you have the tag for use diferent classloaders, you would have a classloading error in that case, but no error in the way I explained.

The clazz variable will hold the java class for whatever you're trying to get.


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