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'class level or 'static' getters and setters

Mathew Lee
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I would like to know about
'class level or 'static' getters and setters ' in java beans. What are they how and where they are used. Any links, ideas, resources, sample code highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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why you want setter and getter for static members (class level members) ?what is your requirement ?
Mathew Lee
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I just want to know about them due to curiosity. Thanks in advance
Bear Bibeault
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Sure, you can create them for class-level variables. What else do you need to know?

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Sandeep Swaminathan
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I presume you're confused with the difference between "class level", "static" & "getter & setters".
If you declare your method to be static, then you can use the method in another class without the need of creating any instance for it.

A static variable can also be accessed in the same way.
Getter & Setters methods are basically used for private variables to be used in another class using the methods and not the variables as such.
Hope it helps!

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