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Raj Thaker
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Hi !
The following code defines a simple applet:
import java.applet.Applet;
import java.awt.*;
public class Sample extends Applet {
private String text = "Hello World";
public void init() {
add(new Label(text));
public Sample (String string) {
text = string;

It is accessed form the following HTML page:
<title>Sample Applet</title>
<applet code="Sample.class" width=200 height=200></applet>
What is the result of compiling and running this applet:
A. Prints "Hello World".
B. Generates a runtime error.
C. Does nothing.
D. Generates a compile time error.
Select the most appropriate answer.
Ans : B
Please can you explain me the answer?

Examine the following code which includes an inner class:

public final class Test4 implements A {
class Inner {
void test() {
if (Test4.this.flag); {
private boolean flag = false;
public void sample() {
public Test4() {
(new Inner()).test();
public static void main(String args []) {
new Test4();

What is the result:
A. Prints out "Sample"
B. Program produces no output but terminates correctly.
C. Program does not terminate.
D. The program will not compile
Select the most appropriate answer.
Ans : A
Please explain me the answer.

Frank Carver
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This isn't really a servlet question, so I've moved it to the Applets forum.
Stephanie Grasson
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Hi Raj!
In answer to your applet question, the answer given, B, is correct. The code will generate a runtime error for this reason:
In Java, if no constructors are defined for a class, the compiler creates a default constructor that takes no arguments. If the programmer has defined any constructors for their class, the compiler will not generate this default constructor.
In the code you posted, a constructor is defined which takes one argument:

Therefore, the no-argument default constructor is not generated by the compiler.
The code will compile fine, because all syntax is correct. However, if you try to run the code, the result is:
Applet exception: error: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError
because no default constructor was found.
I hope this clears up your question, but if you need more info let us know.
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