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Type Casting Program Output270
What will be the output of the following program?
class TypeCasting
    public static void main(String s[])
        A a = new A();
        a.i = 21;
        B b = new B();
        b.i = 43;
        b.j = 25;

        A a2 = b;

        B b2 = a2; // LINE X

        System.out.println("i = " + b2.i); // LINE Y


class A
    int i;

class B extends A
    int j;

A. i = 21
B. Compilation Error at LINE Y
C. i = 43
D. Compilation Error at LINE X
Topic: Assigning Super Class Reference To A Sub Class Reference In Java

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Ans is we have the Concept of the Inheritance where child class will inherit the properties of the Parent class..and Parent class reference can refer the Child class order to achieve Dynamic method dispatch..

Here we have class A as Parent class and Class b as Child class..class B Extending the Properties of the Class now class B will have the i and the main() we are creating the instance for class A so memory is allocated for the variable i in the class A...and assigned with the 21 next we are creating the instance for the class B and assigning the values 43 and we create the reference for the class A and Copied class B Object into the Parent class java Parent class Reference can refer Child class we create reference for class B and try to copying Parent class object a2 so here compiler will raise an error saying incompatible types

Posted by Uday Kumar    2015-01-26 03:53:47


Posted by Shubham Bansal    2015-01-26 04:46:42

ans is D.
In java parent class can refer to the child class objects but child can't refer the parent objects.
here class i s parent class with int varible i.
And class B is child extened the parent class A so now B class have two variables i and j.
in main() object for class A is created and assigned a value to i i.e, 21.
object for class B is created and asigned a value for i and j i.e, i=43 & j=25.

now new object or instance is created and assigned instance of class B, here parent class refer to the child class.
In line x instace for class B is created and assigned a parent class object child class will not handle parent class.
So error rises here.

Posted by Ananthoju Arun Chary    2015-01-26 05:31:43

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