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Many books mention that a "Top Level" java class can be public or not public (i.e not declared with any access modifier). What about the modifiers protected and private, can they be used with top level class ?
 
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Nope. Top level classes can only be public/default. No other access modifiers permitted....try it out yourself!
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Thanks Ajith.
 
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What about a private static inner class.
a static inner class is considered a top level class and it can be private.
 
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static inner classes (private or otherwise) are top level nested classes. They are not top level classes.
Top level classes are package level classes with only package as enclosing context.
 
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That was nice, Thanks Ramesh!!
 
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