Static Nested Classes

Static Nested Classes

//static nested classes are accessed using the enclosing class name:

//to create an object for the static nested class, use this syntax:
OuterClass.StaticNestedClass nestedObject =
     new OuterClass.StaticNestedClass();

As with class methods and variables, a static nested class is associated with its outer class. And like static class methods, a static nested class cannot refer directly to instance variables or methods defined in its enclosing class: it can use them only through an object reference.

A static nested class interacts with the instance members of its outer class (and other classes) just like any other top-level class. In effect, a static nested class is behaviorally a top-level class that has been nested in another top-level class for packaging convenience.

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