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Thread: Uses of throws keyword

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    Default Uses of throws keyword

    Hi friends i am having doubt with throws keyword in java. I studied in many books and many forums but i got same answer that is throws is used to "checked Exception" so my doubt is what is the exact use of throws keyword. i think try,catch itself i can able to solve all the Exception problems.so how throws deffer from try and catch, please give solution for my question.

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    Default Re: Uses of throws keyword

    "throws" is used when declaring a method which may result in an exception where the method itself does not handle the exception using try/catch.

    Details at Lesson: Exceptions (The Java™ Tutorials > Essential Classes)

    Whether you decide to handle an exception in the method where it occurs or in the caller of the method (or somewhere higher up the call chain) is a matter of design. You have the choice: handle an exception right where it occurs (with try/catch), or have the caller handle it (with throws).

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