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Tamana Joshi

Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 21
hi all,
What are virtual methods in java?please explain?
Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
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Could that be Abstract methods that you are interested in?

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Kashif Iqbal Khan

Joined: Dec 22, 2001
Posts: 13
In java every method is a virtual method unless
  • It is a static method
  • It is declared as final

  • Or in other words instance methods are "late-binded" while final and static methods are "early-binded"

    Kashif I. Khan
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