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Java Anonymous inner class

A class that have no name is known as anonymous inner class in java. It should be used if you have to override method of class or interface. Java Anonymous inner class can be created by two ways:

  1. Class (may be abstract or concrete).
  2. Interface

Java anonymous inner class example using class

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Output:

nice fruits

Internal working of given code

  1. A class is created but its name is decided by the compiler which extends the Person class and provides the implementation of the eat() method.
  2. An object of Anonymous class is created that is referred by p reference variable of Person type.

Internal class generated by the compiler

Java anonymous inner class example using interface

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Output:

nice fruits

Internal working of given code

It performs two main tasks behind this code:

  1. A class is created but its name is decided by the compiler which implements the Eatable interface and provides the implementation of the eat() method.
  2. An object of Anonymous class is created that is referred by p reference variable of Eatable type.

Internal class generated by the compiler

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