Writing a new custom Java Rule to find a method invocation

I am trying to implement some custom rules using java, and I’m having trouble to implement a rule which require me to gather all the invocation of a certain method say Methodone(). I am also need to find the object name which invokes this method. Please help me


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Sorry for writing such a vague question. Full details here

Targeting language is Java

I am trying to find whether a method is invoked or not
Targeting code:

int testlab = labOps.createlab(args..);

I need to find whether createlab(args..) method is invoked or not.

My test code

public List<Tree.Kind> nodesToVisit() {
		    // Register to the kind of nodes you want to be called upon visit.
		    return ImmutableList.of(

		  public void visitNode(Tree tree) {

                  if (tree.is(Tree.Kind.METHOD_INVOCATION)) {
		      MethodInvocationTree mit = (MethodInvocationTree) tree;
	              String mname = mit.symbol().name();
                      System.out.println("Invoked Method  "+ mname );

The above code is not returning the method name createlab(args..).
I also need to find the variable name “testlab” which is invoking this method and also the list of arguments passed to that method

I followed the tutorial and based on that I have written the above code.

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What is this line returning ?

the code above returning null