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Clarification of Inner classes

 
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Hello everybody
This is some discussion about Inner Class

There a 4 categories of "nested" classes
1)Top-level Nested classes and Interfaces
2)Non-Static Inner classes
3)Local classes
4)Anonymous classes
2,3,4 collectively known as "inner" classes
and Top-level Nested classes and Interfaces(1) are called static inner classes(I think so).
Am I right?
So if the question is that inner classes can be declared static so what we have to select either yes or no ? as inner classes(2,3,4 categories ) we cannot use a static keyword(they can be implicitly static if they are defined in static context(i.e static method,static initializer)
Please clear doubt and anwer this.I am little bit confused.
Thanx
Swati

 
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the answer is true.
the division is into top-level nested class and nested inner class only, the former being the static one.
the term inner class is used for all classes declared inside another class.
 
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see this code compile and run fine.
note that i have used "static" key word with the class inner.
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class outer{
static class inner{
}
}
public class outer1{
public static void main(String args[]){
}
}
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Jaya Murugan
 
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All the 4 types are called at Inner class. For top-level nested class (static inner class) rules are completely differnt that other 3. But still it is called as Inner class
 
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