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Restriction on parent class

 
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//can we apply restriction on parent class that he cannot creat object of shape type
 
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Make Shape an Interface. Let other classes implement it. This way you cannot intantiate Shape Class.
 
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And if you can't make it an interface, make it abstract. An abstract class does not need to have any abstract methods, so all you need to do is add the abstract modifier to the class.
 
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