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An anonymous inner class is an inner class without a name. To my knowlege they are usually used as event handlers. If you only need a certain event handler in one place, why bother creating it as a separate class when you can just give all the relevant information right where the object is used?
[ February 25, 2003: Message edited by: Elouise Kivineva ]