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by , 11-01-2011 at 06:02 PM (909 Views)
Tiger provides many built-in annotation types and Override is one of them. Override should be used only on methods to indicate that the annotated method is overriding a method in a superclass. An example is presented below:

Java Code:
package com.domian.a.test;

public class OverrideTester {

  public OverrideTester() { }

  public String toString() {
    return super.toString() + " [Override Tester Implementation]";

  public int hashCode() {
    return toString().hashCode();
In the above example, the @Override annotation annotates two methods toString() and hashCode(). Annotations indicate that these methods are override versions of the methods from the OverrideTester class's superclass which is java.lang.Object.

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