Method Override sample in Java

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A method is said to be overridden when one is in parent class and another is in child class with the same name, same return type, same parameter.

class Animal
  int height=10;
  int weight=20;

 void talk()
    System.out.println(\"Animal talking\");

  void food()
    System.out.println(\"Animal Eating\");


class Cat extends Animal                   
   void talk()                             
     System.out.println(\"meo... meo\");   

   void food()
     System.out.println(\"Drink MILK\");


class functionOverride

  public static void main(String[] args)
   Animal a = new Animal();
   Cat c = new Cat();

   /* c.height=20 */;;;

   System.out.println(\"Height \"+c.height);


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The code sample in this tutorial is good. It would have been better if you add more description and explanation of the code.

View Tutorial          By: Anon at 2009-06-05 03:36:59
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Excelent sample, I'm disagree with Anon, the sample y clear and esay to undestand. Not is necesary comment nothing. Greetings.

View Tutorial          By: Gerardo Saldívar at 2009-09-21 15:25:01
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i totally disagree with Gerardo Saldívar@ if it is easy then it should be there at first place.Good programming is never complete without proper code comments.

View Tutorial          By: Shivesh at 2009-09-24 23:46:42
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the example program is very simple to understand and it is very helpful to understand.
thank you

View Tutorial          By: Zubilu at 2010-10-06 00:19:13
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this is very good example.

View Tutorial          By: jyoti raman ray at 2010-10-13 22:17:09
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View Tutorial          By: CHIRANJEET at 2011-02-05 12:13:54
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thanx for providing good knowledge @ overriding

View Tutorial          By: Amol at 2011-05-05 02:28:43
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View Tutorial          By: aish at 2011-05-06 07:30:09
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all are easy to understanding codes. . . thanks

View Tutorial          By: kadhir at 2011-06-27 03:33:30
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U should give the output also.. then only it will be more good and understandable :>!!!!!

View Tutorial          By: Mohamed Younus at 2011-07-07 10:13:54
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if u need simple definition then that are

Overriding Function:
Function having same name, data types in parameters but with different definition and contained in different class(child).

When overriding function is called in child class, it overrides that function from parent class.
withdraw function is present in parent class and child class. Overriding means, when withdraw function is called, the function present in Child class will be executed rather than function in parent class.

by rizvaankhan

View Tutorial          By: rizvaankhan at 2011-10-10 13:13:36
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Simple and easy code..........

View Tutorial          By: mandalson at 2011-12-24 04:08:12
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Simple and easy code..........

View Tutorial          By: mandalson at 2011-12-24 06:50:38
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View Tutorial          By: narendra at 2012-04-23 09:40:00
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In the above program, the instance variables like weight is declare but not use in the program and it is a waste of memory and give more example for this

View Tutorial          By: Abhikumar.M at 2012-08-02 17:25:55
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i have a problem ie., Animal is the super class and Dog is the sub class, is it possible to create object in this manner, "Animal A=new Dog", if yes, how we can do this?

View Tutorial          By: renuka at 2012-08-29 15:08:33
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A lucid explanantion is "when a method name in its super class is similar to the name of method in its sub class then method over ridding occuers.""
and renuka i have the same doubt no comments from any 1 please help me out with same que of renuka..???????

View Tutorial          By: harshnil at 2013-01-15 03:57:44

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