# How to create a thread using method reference in Java?n

Method reference is one of a way in a lambda expression to refer a method without executing it. In the body part of a lambda expression, we can call another method if they are compatible with a functional interface. We can also capture "this" and "super" keywords in method references.

In the below two examples, we can create a thread with the help of "this" and "super" keywords using method reference.

## Example of this keyword

public class MethodRefThisTest {
public void runBody() {
for(int i = 1; i < 10; i++) {
System.out.println("Square of " + i + " is: " + (i*i));
}
}
public static void main(String[] args) {
}
}
}

## Output

Square of 1 is: 1
Square of 2 is: 4
Square of 3 is: 9
Square of 4 is: 16
Square of 5 is: 25
Square of 6 is: 36
Square of 7 is: 49
Square of 8 is: 64
Square of 9 is: 81

## Example of super keyword

class SuperReference {
public void runBody() {
for(int i = 1; i < 10; i++) {
System.out.println("Square of " + i +" is: " + (i*i));
}
}
}
public class MethodRefSuperTest extends SuperReference {
public static void main(String[] args) {
MethodRefSuperTest test = new MethodRefSuperTest();
}
}
}

## Output

Square of 1 is: 1
Square of 2 is: 4
Square of 3 is: 9
Square of 4 is: 16
Square of 5 is: 25
Square of 6 is: 36
Square of 7 is: 49
Square of 8 is: 64
Square of 9 is: 81