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getters and setters

Posted by Jody Brown on November 29, 2001 at 4:19 PM

Getters and setters are the standard way of accessing a classes variables. In Class1 add the following methods:

public String getName1() {
return name;
public void setName1(String value) {
name1 = value;

Technically, the setter is only needed if you want to set the value of name1 outside of the class containing the variable. In method1, you can set name1 directly, or call the set method above.

Now, Class2 can call the getName1() method to get the value of your variable.



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