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Inner Class concept

harsh sahay

Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 13

hi...I tried to create a simple MyOuter class which holds an inner class called MyInner. As expected, two .class files where created after compilation as shown below:-
public class MyOuter
class MyInner

class MyOuter$MyInner
MyOuter$MyInner(MyOuter paramMyOuter)

Can Someone please explain me as to why no constructor was created for MyOuter class as the compiler is supposed to insert it by default.
Secondly, what is the meaning of MyOuter paramMyOuter argument in MyOuter$MyInner constructor and how it helps.Please explain me the complete flow.

Jesper de Jong
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Welcome to the Ranch!

Please don't post the same question in multiple forums. I'll close this one, let's continue in your other post.

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