Java Static Import Explained With Easy Example With Source Code

What is Static Import?

Static Import is a feature in Java that allows you to access the methods and variables that are defined as public static to be used in a class without having to use the class name.

Let’s say there is a following class with a static field and a static method.

package com.sample;
public Class MyClassOne() {
	public static int a_number = 3;
	public static void doSomething(int number) {
		System.out.println("Did Something " + number);

Now let’s create another class that use variable and method from this class. I am not suggesting you should make your variable public – this is for demonstration purpose only. A good programming practice is to declare your variables private and expose them via getters and setters method as necessary.

Regular Way (Non Static Import)

package com.sampletwo;

import com.sample.MyClassOne;

public Class MyClassTwo() {
	public static void doSomethingTwo() {

With Static Import, the code becomes

package com.sampletwo;

import com.sample.MyClassOne.*;

public Class MyClassTwoStatic() {
	public static void doSomethingTwo() {

Note: Do not statically import methods with a name that is identical to a method in Object, because methods that are naturally in scope take precedence over static imports

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5 Responses to Read XML File In JAVA using DOM – A Simple Tutorial

  1. harry says:

    I need a tutorial on an exact opposite of this excellent article. That is I need to serialize Java Object to XML. Can you help me in that Kushal??? I wud appreciate it a lot.


  2. Jim says:

    Hey Kushal!
    This is very great and helpful, but I got another question about that. If I have an Element which hasn’t any values, I always get a NullpointerException. Do you have an Idea how to fix/catch that?

    Thank you!

  3. Mridula says:

    The advantage in Java is that there it is not necessary to take care of objects which are no longer used. Garbage collector takes care of these objects unlike C/C++ language where because of this issue the program terminates causing OutOfMemoryErrors.

  4. priya says:

    Garbage collection is one of the most important feature of Java. Garbage collection is also called automatic memory management as JVM automatically removes the unused variables/objects (value is null) from the memory.

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