Friday, May 14, 2010

@Override in Java


Indicates that a method declaration is intended to override a method declaration in a superclass. If a method is annotated with this annotation type but does not override a superclass method, compilers are required to generate an error message.

Tip of the day: The @Override annotation is a useful feature to ensure that you are overriding the correct method. Mostly used in places such as:

public int hashCode()

public boolean equals(Object obj)

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