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Gabriel Fairbanks
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Joined: Jul 30, 2004
Posts: 4
Hi,

I'm reading the K&B Java 5 Study Guide and I have a doubt. If I declare an ENUM inside a class, I can use the static modifier, but if I declare an ENUM outside, I still could use that ENUM inside a static method? (I know that I can't mark an outside ENUM as static).

Thank's

Gabriel Fairbanks
Burkhard Hassel
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Joined: Aug 25, 2006
Posts: 1274
Hi cowboys,



yes you can use enums outside a class like a normal class


Example:



Prints out
CORAL
DAISY
ALGA



Yours,
Bu.


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Gabriel Fairbanks
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 30, 2004
Posts: 4
Thank you for the reply. The book don't mention that! I'll create some code to better understand that topic.

Thanks again!

Gabriel
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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