implimenting interface methods

Posted on 2006-11-23
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
hi experts

if i have  5 methods in an interface , in my implimentation class do i have to impliment all the 5 methods of that interface?
or can i impliment less than 5

Question by:jaggernat
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hoomanv earned 140 total points
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If you don't implement all of them, your class becomes abstract and you wont be able to create a complete instance
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so do u think i should impliment all 5 methods?
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enachemc earned 260 total points
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yes, this is the point of interfaces. You must implement all methods. If you provide an empty implementation of a method, just throw an uncked exception (NotSupported, NotImplemented) ...
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Yes, although for some java interfaces there are adapters, from which you can extend. These implement the interface in a default way. For example:

class WListener extends WindowsAdapter implements WindowListener

Now you can override only those methods that you want to implement.

Notice that this requires an adapter class. Other solution is as sketch by hoomanv.

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>>>If you provide an empty implementation of a method, just throw an uncked exception (NotSupported, NotImplemented)

what is uncked exception?

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an exception that you do not have to declare that you throw and you are not obligated to catch.

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