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Amit Batra
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Joined: Mar 04, 2006
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Hi, in the above code,I made an anonymous inner class and defined the run method in it. But I didnt extends the thread class or implement runnable. how am I being able to to do? the code runs fine and prints hello.
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Originally posted by Amitabha Batranab:
I didnt extends the thread class or implement runnable.

Yes, you did. The anonymous inner class extends Thread.

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Mandeep kaur

Joined: Aug 13, 2006
Posts: 8
anonymous class is created and instantiated at same can be created from by extending any class or interface and extends keyword is never used. when made from a class its format is :-
new superclassName(argument list){
//Body of this class
So when you do this following things are done:-
1.constructor of superclass is called,If you dont specify any argument then the default constructor of superclass is called else the argument constructor corresponding to arguments you passede is called
2.Object of this anonymous class is crated using new.
when anonymous class is created from any interface as its supertype format is:
new interface name(){
//Body of this class

hope now the concept of anonymous class is clear
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