Chapter 7. Creating and Managing Classes and Objects

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define a class containing a related set of methods and data items.

  • Control the accessibility of members by using the public and private keywords.

  • Create objects by using the new keyword to invoke a constructor.

  • Write and call your own constructors.

  • Create methods and data that can be shared by all instances of the same class by using the static keyword.

  • Explain how to create anonymous classes.

In Part I you learned how to declare variables, use operators to create values, call methods, and write many of the statements you need when implementing a method. You now know enough to progress to the next stage—combining methods and data into your own classes. ...

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