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Abstract class without 'abstract' methods

Reports abstract classes that have no abstract methods. In most cases it does not make sense to have an abstract class without any abstract methods, and the abstract modifier can be removed from the class. If the class was declared abstract to prevent instantiation, it is often a better option to use a private constructor to prevent instantiation instead.


abstract class Example { public String getName() { return "IntelliJ IDEA"; } }

Use the option to ignore utility classes.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Abstract class without 'abstract' methods inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore utility classes

Default: Selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.14841

Last modified: 12 March 2024