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Saving strings

Josef Bartnick

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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Is it possible to take input from the keyboard and save it as a string for future use in the code? If not, is there anything close to performing to what I want?
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
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Yes (of course). Look here

Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Stan James
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Sure, you just need to think a bit about the scope of the data, which means when and where you want to use it. For example, here's method scope. I declare a string, get a value and use it all in one method. When I leave the method, it goes "out of scope" and is no longer available.

If I want to use it in another method, I have to make a longer scope. If I store it in a member variable, it lasts as long as the object:

Find a book like Bruce Eckell's Thinking In Java and look up scope in the index. They're likely to have a good discussion.
[ November 05, 2003: Message edited by: Stan James ]

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