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assign outer class variable a value from inner class

Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
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how can I assign an outer class variable a value while I'm in the inner class...
this.name = "whatever"
doesn't work because this refers to the inner class.
Barry Andrews
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If the variable is global, you don't have to do anything but assign the variable. The inner class knows about the outer class variables.

Barry
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Ronnie Phelps:
how can I assign an outer class variable a value while I'm in the inner class...
this.name = "whatever"
doesn't work because this refers to the inner class.

use OuterClassName.this.name = "whatever"


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Ronnie Phelps
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Ilja that worked...Thanks!!!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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