Inheritance In Java Example

Chapter: Inheritance Last Updated: 20-07-2016 03:15:42 UTC


            /* ............... START ............... */
class Parent {
	public void p1() {
		System.out.println("Parent method");

public class JavaInheritanceExampleChild extends Parent {
	public void c1() {
		System.out.println("Child method");

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		JavaInheritanceExampleChild cobj = new JavaInheritanceExampleChild();
		cobj.c1(); // method of Child class
		cobj.p1(); // method of Parent class
                /* ............... END ............... */


Child method
Parent method


  • Inheritance is the process of reusing the code used in similar class, or a class that is derived from another class is called a subclass.
  • Inheritance is one of the feature of Object-Oriented Programming (OOPs).
  • The derived class is also called subclass and the base class is also known as super-class.
  • Inheritance is a compile-time mechanism. A super-class can have any number of subclasses. But a subclass can have only one superclass. This is because Java does not support multiple inheritance.
  • Syntax : class Subclass-name extends Superclass-name.


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