Java internal class II: Object class and common methods

Object class

  • Superclass, base class, direct or indirect parent class of all classes, located at the top of the inheritance tree.
  • If any class does not write extends to inherit a class, it will inherit 0bject class directly by default, otherwise it will inherit indirectly.
  • The method defined in 0bject class is the method that all objects have.
  • 0object type can store any object.
    ● as a parameter, any object can be accepted.
    ● as a return value, any object can be returned.

Common methods of Object

getClass() method

  • public final Class<?> getClass() {}
  • Returns the actual object type stored in the reference.
  • Application: it is usually used to judge whether the actual storage object types in two references are consistent.
public class Test01 {
    private String name;
    private int age;

    public Test01(String name, int age) { = name;
        this.age = age;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

    public int getAge() {
        return age;

    public void setAge(int age) {
        this.age = age;

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Test01 test01 = new Test01("zheng",23);
        Test01 test02 = new Test01("li",22);
        Class class1 = test01.getClass();
        Class class2 = test02.getClass();
        if (class1 == class2){
            System.out.println("Is the same type");
        }else {
            System.out.println("Are different types");


hashCode() method

  • public int hashCode() {}
  • Returns the hash code value of the object.
  • Hash value is the number of int types calculated by hash algorithm according to the address or string or number of the object
  • Generally, the same object returns the same hash code.

toString() method

  • public String toString() {}
  • Returns the string representation (representation) of the object.
  • This method can be overridden according to program requirements, such as displaying the attribute values of the object.

equals() method

  • public boolean equals (0bject obj) {}
  • The default implementation is (this == obj). Compare whether the addresses of two objects are the same.
  • You can overwrite and compare whether the contents of the two objects are the same.

The equals() method overrides the steps

  • Compare whether two references point to the same object.
  • Judge whether obj is null.
  • Judge whether the actual object types pointed to by the two references are consistent.
  • Cast type.
  • Compare whether the attribute values are the same in turn.
    public boolean equals(Object obj) {
        if (this == obj){
            return true;
        if (obj == null){
            return false;
        if (obj instanceof Test01){
            Test01 test01 = (Test01)obj;
            if ( == test01.getAge()){
                return true;
        return false;

finalize() method

  • When the object is determined to be a garbage object, the JVM will automatically call this method to mark the garbage object and enter the collection queue.
  • Garbage object: garbage object when there is no valid reference to this object.
  • Garbage collection: GC destroys garbage objects to free up data storage space.
  • Automatic recycling mechanism: the JVM runs out of memory and recycles all garbage objects at one time.
  • Manual recycling mechanism: use system gc(); Notify the JVM to perform garbage collection.
 new Test01("aaa",26);
 new Test01("bbb",26);
 new Test01("ccc",26);

Tags: Java

Posted by mudasir on Sat, 14 May 2022 16:51:32 +0300