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MIDlets and classes

Max Simpson
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Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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Is a MIDlet a single class file or multiple class files? I am a bit confused because when using an IDE to create a MIDlet, everytime I create a new class it is just added to the bottom of my existing class.
I tried working with a MIDlet suite, but the seperate class files do not "see" each other and the program will not work.
Punit Raizada
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Joined: Mar 20, 2004
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Which IDE are u using ???

SCJP 1.4
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Michael Yuan
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
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A MIDlet is one class. A MIDlet application (packaged in a JAR file) can contain the MIDlet class and any number of other supporting classes.

A Java file can define one public class and any number of non-public classes. A MIDlet application can have any number of Java files.

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Max Simpson
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Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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Thanks. I was confused and thought a Midlet was like a package and contained multiple class files. I guess a Midlet Suite is what I should be using for multiple class files.
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