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Create an instance of the class inside main( )

Posted by Brent Stains on January 17, 2001 at 2:07 PM

> I have a question reg. public.static.void.main().

> main() method should be declared as static as we are accessing the
> method before instantiating.

> Then static methods can access only static methods and static
> variables as per Java rules.

> How is it possible for the public.static.void.main()
> to access non-static methods and variables ???
> I am a beginner and any help in this regard would be thankful.

> Regards,
> Vamsi Sudha.

For example:

public class Test {

private String tempString;

public Test(String inString) {

public static void main (String[] args) {
Test t = new Test("Hello");

public String getTempString() {
return this.tempString;

public void setTempString(String istr) {
this.tempString = istr;


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