What is the difference between checked and unchecked exceptions in Java?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

A checked exception is an exception that occurs at the compile time, these are also called as compile time exceptions. These exceptions cannot simply be ignored at the time of compilation; the programmer should take care of (handle) these exceptions.

Example

If you use FileReader class in your program to read data from a file, if the file specified in its constructor doesn't exist, then a FileNotFoundException occurs, and the compiler prompts the programmer to handle the exception.

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileReader;

public class FilenotFound_Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      File file = new File("E://file.txt");
      FileReader fr = new FileReader(file);
   }
}

Output

C:\>javac FilenotFound_Demo.java
FilenotFound_Demo.java:8: error: unreported exception
FileNotFoundException; must be caught or declared to be thrown
    FileReader fr = new FileReader(file);
                    ^
1 error
raja
Published on 08-Feb-2018 09:44:25
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