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Why the contsructor is private and not public?

package com.example.model;

public enum Brand {

private String mDisplayName;

private Brand(String displayName) {
  mDisplayName = displayName;

public String getDisplayName() {
 return mDisplayName; 



1 Answer

Emmanuel C
Emmanuel C
10,636 Points

From Oracle documentation

The constructor for an enum type must be package-private or private access. It automatically creates the constants that are defined at the beginning of the enum body. You cannot invoke an enum constructor yourself.