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Overriding of Static Method

Faraz Alig

Joined: Mar 14, 2010
Posts: 24
Is it possible to override the static method in subclass? If not then please explain why?

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Janeice DelVecchio
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Have you tried? What happens?

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Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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To be more specific, create a subclass object, cast it to its superclass type, and try to call the static method... which one gets call? the original super class one? or the subclass version?


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Schumi Mic

Joined: Apr 17, 2010
Posts: 4
@Faraz: You can find this in-detail @ Overriding Vs Hidding

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