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Chap02

  1. 1. Data Structures Using Java 1 Chapter 2 Inheritance and Exception Handling
  2. 2. Data Structures Using Java 2 Chapter Objectives • Learn about inheritance • Learn about sub- and superclasses • Explore how to override the methods of a superclass • Examine how constructors of super- and subclasses work • Examine abstract classes • Learn about composition
  3. 3. Data Structures Using Java 3 Chapter Objectives • Learn about exceptions • Become aware of exception classes and their hierarchy • Learn about checked and unchecked exceptions • Learn how to handle exceptions within a program • Examine try/catch blocks • Discover how to throw and rethrow an exception
  4. 4. Data Structures Using Java 4 Inheritance • “is-a” relationship • Single inheritance – subclass derived from one existing class (superclass) • Multiple inheritance – Subclass derived from more than one superclass – Not supported by Java – In Java, a class can only extend definition of one class
  5. 5. Data Structures Using Java 5 Inheritance
  6. 6. Data Structures Using Java 6 Inheritance • Private members of superclass – private to superclass; cannot be accessed directly by subclass • Subclass can override method of superclass; redefinition applies only to object of subclass
  7. 7. Data Structures Using Java 7 Inheritance • To write method definition of subclass to specify call to public method of superclass – If subclass overrides public method of superclass, to specify call to public method of superclass: super.MethodName(parameter list) – If subclass does not override public method of superclass, to specify call to public method of superclass: MethodName(parameter list)
  8. 8. Data Structures Using Java 8 Defining Constructor of Subclass • Call to constructor of superclass – must be first statement – specified by: super parameter list
  9. 9. Data Structures Using Java 9 The class Object • Directly or indirectly superclass of every class in Java • Public members of class Object can be overridden/invoked by object of any class type
  10. 10. Data Structures Using Java 10 The class Object
  11. 11. Data Structures Using Java 11 Objects of Superclasses and Subclasses • Cannot automatically make reference variable of subclass type point to object of superclass • Dynamic binding: method executed determined at execution time, not compile time • Operator instanceof : determines whether reference variable that points to object is of particular class type • ClassCastException thrown if class cast is not allowed
  12. 12. Data Structures Using Java 12 The Operator instanceof • Reference of superclass type can point to objects of its subclass • Can determine if a reference variable points to an object using operator instanceof
  13. 13. Data Structures Using Java 13 Abstract Methods and Classes • Abstract method: method that has only the heading with no body – must be declared abstract • Abstract class: class that is declared with the reserved word abstract in its heading
  14. 14. Data Structures Using Java 14 Abstract Class • Can contain instance variables, constructors, finalizer, abstract and nonabstract methods • Cannot instantiate object of abstract class type; can only declare reference variable • Can instantiate object of subclass of abstract class, but only if subclass gives definitions of all abstract methods of superclass
  15. 15. Data Structures Using Java 15 Composition • Another way to relate two classes • One or more members of a class are objects of another class type • “has-a” relation between classes
  16. 16. Data Structures Using Java 16 Exception • Definition: an occurrence of an undesirable situation that can be detected during program execution • Examples – division by zero – trying to open an input file that does not exist is an exception – an array index that goes out of bounds
  17. 17. Data Structures Using Java 17 Java Exception Hierarchy
  18. 18. Data Structures Using Java 18 The class Throwable
  19. 19. Data Structures Using Java 19 The class Exception and its Subclasses from java.lang
  20. 20. Data Structures Using Java 20 The class Exception and its Subclasses from java.util
  21. 21. Data Structures Using Java 21 The class Exception and its Subclasses from java.io
  22. 22. Data Structures Using Java 22 Java’s Exception Class • Class Exception – Subclass of class Throwable – superclass of classes designed to handle exceptions • Various types of exceptions – I/O exceptions – Number format exceptions – File not found exceptions – Array index out of bounds exception • Various exceptions categorized into separate classes and contained in various packages
  23. 23. Data Structures Using Java 23 The class Exception and its Constructors
  24. 24. Data Structures Using Java 24 Java Exception Classes
  25. 25. Data Structures Using Java 25 Exceptions Thrown by Methods
  26. 26. Data Structures Using Java 26 Exceptions Thrown by Methods
  27. 27. Data Structures Using Java 27 Checked Exceptions • Checked Exception: any exception that can be analyzed by the compiler • Example – IOExceptions
  28. 28. Data Structures Using Java 28 Unchecked Exceptions • Unchecked Exception: exception that cannot be analyzed when the program compiles (must be checked for by programmer) • Examples – Division by zero – Array index out of hounds • Syntax – throws ExceptionType1, ExceptionType2, … *ExceptionType1, ExceptionType2, etc are names of exception classes
  29. 29. Data Structures Using Java 29 Handling Exceptions within a Program • try/catch/finally block used to handle exceptions within a program • try block: – Includes statements that may generate an exception – Includes statements that should not be executed if an exception occurs – followed by zero or more catch blocks – May or may not be followed by finally block
  30. 30. Data Structures Using Java 30 Handling Exceptions within a Program • Catch block: – heading specifies type of exception it can catch – contains exception handler; completely handles exception – can catch all exceptions of a specific type or all types of exceptions – may or may not be followed by a finally block • Finally block – Code contained in this block always executes – try block with no catch block has finally block
  31. 31. Data Structures Using Java 31 Order of Catch Blocks • If exception in try block caught by first catch block, reaming catch blocks ignored • Must be careful about order catch blocks are listed
  32. 32. Data Structures Using Java 32 Rethrowing and Throwing an Exception • Useful when – Catch block catches exception but is unable to handle it – Catch block decides exception should be handled by calling environment • Allows programmer to provide exception handling code in one place
  33. 33. Data Structures Using Java 33 Exception Handling Techniques • Terminate program – Output appropriate error message upon termination • Fix error and continue – Repeatedly get user input/output appropriate error message until valid value is entered • Log error and continue – Write error messages to file and continue with program execution
  34. 34. Data Structures Using Java 34 Creating Your Own Exception Classes • Exception class you define extends class Exception or one of its subclasses • Syntax to throw your own exception object – throw new ExceptionClassName(messageString);
  35. 35. Data Structures Using Java 35 Programming Example: Grade Report • Main algorithm – Declare variables – Open input file – Open output file – Get number students registered and tuition rate – Load students’ data – Print grade reports
  36. 36. Data Structures Using Java 36 Programming Example: Grade Report • Components: student, course • Operations on course – Set course information – Print course information – Show credit hours – Show course number – Show grade
  37. 37. Data Structures Using Java 37 Programming Example: Grade Report • Operations on student – Set student information – Print student information – Calculate number of credit hours taken – Calculate GPA – Calculate billing amount – Sort the courses according to the course number
  38. 38. Data Structures Using Java 38 Chapter Summary • Inheritance – Single and multiple – Rules and Uses – Superclasses/subclasses (objects) – Overriding/overloading methods • The class Object – Constructors – Rules • Abstract methods and classes
  39. 39. Data Structures Using Java 39 Chapter Summary • Composition • Exception • Checked and Unchecked Exceptions • Creating your own exception classes • Exception handling techniques • Handling exceptions within a program

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