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Java private Keyword

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A class with private attributes:

public class Main {
  private String fname = "John";
  private String lname = "Doe";
  private String email = "john@doe.com";
  private int age = 24;

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Main myObj = new Main();
    System.out.println("Name: " + myObj.fname + " " + myObj.lname);
    System.out.println("Email: " + myObj.email);
    System.out.println("Age: " + myObj.age);

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Definition and Usage

The private keyword is an access modifier used for attributes, methods and constructors, making them only accessible within the declared class.

Related Pages

Read more about modifiers in our Java Modifiers Tutorial.

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