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what mean is instantiate the class?

Adam Lim
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Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Posts: 5
hi all.. i am confuse with the meaning for instantiate the class?

when i
Test test1 = new Test();

am i instantiate the Test class into test1 ?


please advise..
Priety Sharma
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Joined: Jun 10, 2008
Posts: 156

Hi,

When you are doing "new Test()" creating an instance of the class Test. i.e. instantiating the class.

test1 is a reference variable of the type Test.
by doing :
Test test1 = new Test();
you are storing the reference of the Test class instance in the variable test1.

So that you could use if further to invoke methods or access member variables.

Regards,
Priety.


Priety.
Sagar Rohankar
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instantiating a class simply means you are creating object of it !


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Adam Lim
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Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Posts: 5
ok, i am understand now.

thank you
Campbell Ritchie
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