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sandeep Talari
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can't we instatiate the abstract class or not...
some where i read that we can do but when i tried it its not working
can somebody help me
Jesus Angeles
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No, you can never instantiate an abstract class.
marc weber

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You cannot directly instantiate an abstract class. However, you can instantiate a concrete subclass and upcast the reference to the abstract type. For example...

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