Override method problem - StackOverflowError

Posted on 2013-05-14
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Last Modified: 2013-05-14
I have classes like so:
public class ParentClass {
    private Object myObject;

    public void setMyObject(final Object object) {
	this.myObject = object

public class ChildClass extends ParentClass {
    public void setMyObject(final Object object) {
        // do other stuff

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I want to override the method so that I can do some things not in the parent class method, but first I have to make sure that myObject gets set. As it is, this code gives a StackOverflowError because ChildClass.setMyObject() is called ad infinitum. I cannot change the access of myObject to protected. How is this done?
Question by:allelopath
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Valeri earned 2000 total points
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you have to invoke the method of the parent class in this way:

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