Static method in Interface in Java
Static Methods in Interface are those methods, which are defined in the interface with the keyword static. Unlike other methods in Interface, these static methods contain the complete definition of the function and since the definition is complete and the method is static, therefore these methods cannot be overridden or changed in the implementation class.
Similar to Default Method in Interface, the static method in an interface can be defined in the interface, but cannot be overridden in Implementation Classes. To use a static method, Interface name should be instantiated with it, as it is a part of the Interface only.
Below programs illustrate static methods in interfaces:
Program 1: To demonstrate use of Static method in Interface.
In this program, a simple static method is defined and declared in an interface which is being called in the main() method of the Implementation Class InterfaceDemo. Unlike the default method, the static method defines in Interface hello(), cannot be overridden in implementing the class.
Hello, New Static Method Here Hello, Override Method here
Program 2: To demonstrate Scope of Static method.
In this program, the scope of the static method definition is within the interface only. If same name method is implemented in the implementation class then that method becomes a static member of that respective class.
Called from Interface PrintDemo Called from Class