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Casting Arrays

 
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Can someone tell me why this code results in a ClassCastException?


 
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Because the array is of type Object, so it can't be casted to a String.

Regardless of the Object type of the items in the Array, it is still an Object array.

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You wouldn't have got the classcast if the code was like this :

public class Test
{
public static void main(String[] args) {
Object[] objectArray = new String[2];
objectArray[0] = new String();
objectArray[1] = new String();
String[] addressArray = (String[])objectArray;
}
}
 
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