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Subclass Vs Superclass

Angela Jessi
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Joined: Nov 27, 2000
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hi,
What is difference between subclass and superclass?
Thanks in advance,
Angela
Mike Curwen
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Here is a very simple example...

In this example, when you speak of "Father", "Grandfather" is the superclass. It's the class that Father inherits from. In this example, any objects of type Father have both GFMethod and FMethod.
When you speak of "Grandfather", "Father" is the subclass.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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