casting and autoboxing differences and similarities in java

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I would like to know "casting and autoboxing differences and similarities in java". When to use which one with practical examples. Thanks in advance.
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girionisCommented:
Casting is when you convert an object type to another object type. For example you convert an "Integer" to a "Number".

Autoboxing is when you convert a primitive to an object. For example you convert an "int" to an "Integer".
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Sathish David Kumar NArchitectCommented:
Boxing is when you convert a primitive type to a reference type,
(only between primitive type and wraaper classes )



Casting is when you want one type to be treated as another type (its may be a your own class _)
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