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Anuj Singh
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Why cant we override static methods?


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Samrat Som
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hey this link will help you better to understand than my explanation
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Antany Vasanth
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Hi Anuj,

Static methods or variables are class level not instance level.

You can directly access static methods without creating object for that class.

Static methods can't be overridden but can be re-defined in its subclass.

Consider the following example



Hope you understand it.

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Antany
Rob Spoor
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Please read http://faq.javaranch.com/java/OverridingVsHiding as well.


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Amandeep Singh
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very nice explanation.


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Anuj Singh
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Hi Antany,
A lovely explanation!Thanks a ton!!
Campbell Ritchie
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Samrat Som wrote:hey this link will help you better to understand than my explanation
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But that link uses C# rather than Java, so only the Strategy Pattern solution will work for us.
 
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