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hi all,
Could anyone tell me the difference b/w thisand Classname.class
letz take a java file abc.java

public class abc
{
abc()
{ new firstClass(this);
new secClass(abc.class)
}
}
howz thisand abc.class
differ in the above file ???

thanks,
raj
 
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why do you want to know, in what context do you want to use this ? it sounds like homework....
 
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They're quite different. "this," called from an instance method of "abc," refers to the actual "abc" object. You can call abc methods on "this", for example.
"abc.class" is the same as Class.forName("abc"), and it refers to the java.lang.Class object which describes the abc class. You can call Class methods on abc.class.
Make sense?
 
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