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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th March, 2020

Can static variable be overridden in Java?

Answer is, No, you can not override static method in Java, though you can declare method with same signature in sub class. It won't be overridden in exact sense, instead that is called method hiding. As per Java coding convention, static methods should be accessed by class name rather than object.

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Also to know is, can variables be overridden in Java?

In short, no, there is no way to override a class variable. You do not override class variables in Java you hide them. Overriding is for instance methods. Hiding is different from overriding.

Also Know, can static variables be accessed by objects? Java Static Methods Static Methods can access class variables(static variables) without using object(instance) of the class, however non-static methods and non-static variables can only be accessed using objects. Static methods can be accessed directly in static and non-static methods.

Additionally, can static variables be inherited in Java?

According to true object oriented principles, static methods should not have inherited, but with Java a class does inherit all members of parent class including static.

Why should static methods not be overridden?

Static methods cannot be overridden because they are not dispatched on the object instance at runtime. The compiler decides which method gets called. Static methods can be overloaded (meaning that you can have the same method name for several methods as long as they have different parameter types).

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