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enum doubt

dolly shah
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I am taking Whizlabs exams. I got one enum related question. Enum is in the class. They have written in answer description that " enum declared in a class so it is static member of a class". As per I know enum values are static. How can be the enum static? CAn anyone please explain?

SCJP-1.5<br />SCWCD-1.4
ahmed yehia
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Enum declared inside a class become static member of that class, just like static nested classes. So no instance of the enclosing class is required to create such enum, just class name.
dolly shah
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