Anonymous object in Java

An object which has no reference variable is called anonymous object in Java.

Anonymous means nameless.  If you want to create only one object in a class then the anonymous object is a good approach.

Declaration of Anonymous object

The syntax to create an anonymous object in Java is given below.


new Class_name();

For example:
         new Student();

We can pass the parameter to the constructor like this:
         new Student(“Shubh”);

If you want to call a method through the anonymous object then you can write code like this:
        new Student().display();

We can also pass the parameter to the calling method like this:
        new Student().display(“Shubh”, 25);

Let’s create a program where we will implement all these concepts in a program.

Program code 1:

package anonymousObject; 
public class Multiplication 
// Declare the instance variables.
     int a; 
     int b; 
     int c; 
     int d; 
// Declare the parameterize constructor and initialize the parameters. 
     Multiplication(int p, int q)
       a = p; 
       b = q; 
       int ab = a * b; 
       System.out.println("Multiplication of a and b:" +ab); 
// Declare an instance method and initialize parameters. 
     void multiply(int x, int y )
       c = x; 
       d = y; 
       int cd = c * d; 
       System.out.println("Multiplication of c and d:" +cd); 
public static void main(String[] args) 
// Create the anonymous object and pass the values to the constructor and calling method. 
     new Multiplication(25,25).multiply(10, 20); 
// We can also pass the different values with the same anonymous object. 
// but we cannot create another new anonymous object. 
     new Multiplication(20,20).multiply(30, 30); 
       Multiplication of a and b: 625 
       Multiplication of c and d: 200 
       Multiplication of a and b: 400 
       Multiplication of c and d: 900

Let’s make another program where we will create an anonymous object and calculate area and perimeter of square by passing different values to constructor and method.

Program code 2:

package anonymousObject; 
 public class Calculation 
// Declare instance variable. 
     int a; 

// Declaration of one parameter constructor. 
     Calculation(int p)
      a = p; 
// Declaration of instance methods. 
    void area()
      int area = a * a; 
      System.out.println("Area of square: " +area); 
void perimeter(int b)
   int peri = 4 * b; 
   System.out.println("Perimeter of square: " +peri); 
public static void main(String[] args)
// Create anonymous object. 
     new Calculation(50).area(); 
     new Calculation(10).perimeter(100); 
     new Calculation(20).area(); 
     new Calculation(30).perimeter(200); 
       Area of square: 2500 
       Perimeter of square: 400 
       Area of square: 400 
       Perimeter of square: 800

Hope that this tutorial has covered all important points related to anonymous object. Remember the following points related to Java anonymous object.

Key Points:

1. A class that does not have name is called anonymous class in Java. It can be defined inside a method without a name.

2. The object of an anonymous class is created in the same place where it is defined. It cannot have explicit constructors.

3. An object that does not have reference variable is called anonymous object. It is not stored in a variable.

4. Java anonymous object creation is useful when it is not used more than once.
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