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how to work with packages?

deepak kushwaha
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Joined: Jul 17, 2010
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i cant understand if i made my package and i want to import a class from that which is not in my package how to do it. i mean i cant figure out how packages work
Amarnath Pandi

Joined: Dec 04, 2009
Posts: 9
Hi Deepak,

Consider the packages as folders.

I have a package com.deepak.test that means I have a folder structure like com/deepak/test
I also have one more package com.deepak.test1 that means I have a folder structer like com/deepak/test1

If I have a class TestClass in both packages and I want to call this class from some other package.

When I want to import a TestClass from com/deepak/test1 folder. It is almost like giving the path of the class. JVM will search the same path in its classpath.
I'll mention "import com.deepak.test1.TestClass"

or if I want the TestClass in com/deepak/test then I'll mention as "import com.deepak.test.TestClass"
Jesper de Jong
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Have a look at Creating and Using Packages, where it's all explained step by step.

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deepak kushwaha
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Joined: Jul 17, 2010
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thanks for the help. sorry for my late response, my net connection was lost for 5 days. thankyou
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