Sunday, April 10, 2011



The error message is very clear actually:

i) We can call super in the constructor of a subclass
ii) If we call super in the constructor of a subclass, it must be the first statement in that constructor; i.e, before writing any other statement we call to super must be made.

It is mentionable that, super(parameters) calls the constructor of the super class.

See the code below:

The super class...


public class Employee
{
private int id;
private String name;
public Employee()
{
}
public Employee(int id,String name)
{
this.id = id;
this.name = name;
}
}

The subclass...


public class SalariedEmployee extends Employee
{
private double salary;
public SalariedEmployee()
{
}
public SalariedEmployee(int id,String name,double salary)
{
this.salary = salary; //this is the first statement now
super(id,name); //error : call to super must be first statement in constructor
}
}

The correct subclass will be...


public class SalariedEmployee extends Employee
{
private double salary;
public SalariedEmployee()
{
}
public SalariedEmployee(int id,String name,double salary)
{
super(id,name); // now call to super is the first statement in the constructor
this.salary = salary; // it is now the second statement
}
}





If the above solutions do not work for you. Please comment below giving your code. I'll try to respond.

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