First of I would use an ArrayList instead of an array since it is more or less dynamically resized. If you want your ArrayList to be seen everywhere else in your class you should declare is as an instance variable. I can't tell from what ou have posted whether you are using a seperate concrete class to implement your ActionListener or an anonymous inner class, so its kind of hard to tell you exactly how to do it. If you are using an anonymous inner class I would do it like this.
Hope I helped a little.
[edited because I'm lost without a spellchecker ] [ January 28, 2006: Message edited by: Garrett Rowe ]
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