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Shay Gaghe
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Joined: Sep 03, 2001
Posts: 102
Hi
I used a static method that I made to invoked a non-static method that the java team made. In the compiling time I receive a compiler error:
"ClientProfile.java": Error #: 308 : non-static method remove(java.awt.Component) cannot be referenced from a static context at line 76, column 5
I understand that the invoked �remove() has to be static or move the static declartion from the invoker method.
In my case I must the invoker method to be static , since I don�t have control on remove()
What should I do??
And second , I declare my class static. Im not sure that im understand the use of static in a class declaration , but though I put static modifier in the class declartion and I receive this error :
"ClientProfile.java": Error #: 217 : modifier static not allowed here at line 8, column 15
can you explain a bit about the static vs class relationship? What the rules about the variables that inside a static class??
Thanks in advance
BJ Grau
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 234
You cant have a static class, unless its an inner class but judging by your error message it isn't.
You also can't call a non-static method from a static method, unless you create an instance of the class. This is because the static method is not associated with an instance of the class, while the non-static method is.
Try constructing an instance of the class from inside the static method before you call the non-static method. Im not usre if this will suit your needs because I dont know what your cde looks like. Maybe you could post some of the code here.


[This message has been edited by BJ Grau (edited September 15, 2001).]
 
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