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question about inheritance

Ajay Kumar Rana

Joined: Feb 27, 2008
Posts: 13
I want to know when we extend a class then Do the variables are also inherited to the subclass or not?
what i exactly want to know is if

class A{}
class B extends A{}

then will the variables of class A be present in class B or not (i want to know about both types of variables static and non-static).Explain.
Anubhav Anand
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 341

When a class extends some other class i.e. inherits some other class, then the member of parent class invariably become part of sub class.
But, the visibility of the members depends on the access specifiactions e.g public, protected, private ...

Same is true for static variables. But, as only one single copy of static variables exists across the application. So, the same copy is shared for the sub classes.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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hi ajay,

variable is available (static & non-static untill they are not marked as private) in subclass..

thanks & regards,
Santhosh Reddy

Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 27
every member of a super class(may be variable or a method) is a member of subclass untill they are visible to subclass.
camilo lopes
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only the methods are inherited, the variables they not are inherited, but are visibility for subclass but depends of type acess.

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