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Can anyone help understand the callback method in Java with an example code? 

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A callback method passes an argument to other code which executes it. Java doesn’t have function pointers so it implements command objects like below:

public class Test {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws  Exception {

        new Test().doWork(new Callback() { // implementing class            


            public void call() {

                System.out.println("callback called");




    public void doWork(Callback callback) {

        System.out.println("doing work");



    public interface Callback {

        void call();



A callback method holds a reference which has all dependencies to your code. It helps you to gain indirection between your code and the code that’s executing the callback. 

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