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Java Constructor Chaining Examples

Calling another constructor in the same class from another constructor is called constructor chaining. By using this() we can call another constructor in the same class. Incase we want to call another constructor, this() should be the first line in the constructor. Below example shows code for constructor chaining.

Java Constructor Chaining Sample Code

Code:
package com.myjava.constructors;

public class MyChaining {
    
    public MyChaining(){
        System.out.println("In default constructor...");
    }
    public MyChaining(int i){
        this();
        System.out.println("In single parameter constructor...");
    }
    public MyChaining(int i,int j){
        this(j);
        System.out.println("In double parameter constructor...");
    }
    
    public static void main(String a[]){
        MyChaining ch = new MyChaining(10,20);
    }
}

Example Output

In default constructor...
In single parameter constructor...
In double parameter constructor...

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Class, Constructor and Primitive data types
Class is a template for multiple objects with similar features and it is a blue print for objects. It defines a type of object according to the data the object can hold and the operations the object can perform. Constructor is a special kind of method that determines how an object is initialized when created. Primitive data types are 8 types and they are: byte, short, int, long, float, double, boolean, char.

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