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Hi all,

If anyone can explain me the below para,
"If you are a serializable class,but your superclass is NOT serializable, then any instance variable you INHERIT from that superclass will be reset to the value they were given during the original construction of the object.This is because the non-serializable class constructor WILL run."

thanks in advance,
Chand.
 
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Let me show you what it means with an example.

Let's say you have a non-serializable Parent class



Now let's define a Child class, and make it Serializable:



Now let's define a Child object



Now, let's serialize the child object:



Now, let's deserialize it in the same object reference:



Now, let's print the deserialized object:



As you can see, the deserialization process did not set the value of the variable x, because it belongs to the Parent class, which is not serializable.

In other words, only the Child class was serialized.

I hope this helps!
 
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