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Brandi Love
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Forgive me, I'm new at this gui stuff with java.
What I'm trying to do with this code is to create a new window (that is what the FileButtonHandler class is for) when the file button is clicked with a couple of entry fields and some buttons. The problem is that, when I compile, I get this error message for each of the objects I've created withing the FileButtonHandler class:
C:\brandijava\ illegal start of expression
private JLabel annualIncomeLabel
Anyone have any idea how I might fix this so that the program will compile and I can get the window to pop up?

[ November 21, 2003: Message edited by: Brandi Love ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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"private" can only be applied to member variables, not local variables declared inside a method.

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Brandi Love
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Should they be declared as public? I tried that and it didn't work.
Jose Botella
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Local variables cannot have access specifiers. They are not going to be accessed from outside the method.

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