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storing user input in an array

Katie Tuffrey
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Joined: Dec 14, 2011
Posts: 6
so i have a few classes:
GuiMain
StudentProfileDisplayGui
StudentProfileEditGui
Students

im not sure the best way to go about creating my array...
i want to store input that the user enters in the StudentProfileEditGui into an array, either in the student class or in the StudentProfileEditGui.

i know how an array works + the basic syntax but really not sure how to go about it, ive tried it in my StudentProfileEditGui and it throws up numerous errors.


this is my students class:


i will post my other if needed
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marc weber
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Katie Tuffrey wrote:...ive tried it in my StudentProfileEditGui and it throws up numerous errors...

Please post what you've tried and the errors you encountered.


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Winston Gutkowski
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Katie Tuffrey wrote:im not sure the best way to go about creating my array...
i want to store input that the user enters in the StudentProfileEditGui into an array, either in the student class...

No.
And the class you've created is called 'Students' even though it only seems to define a specific Student.

...or in the StudentProfileEditGui.

Definitely not. Keep your GUI completely separate from your data objects.

Try this: Student (in place of your 'Students') for an individual; Students (or possibly a StudentManager) to handle bunches of students; and StudentProfileEditGui (and any other GUI object you think you need) for your GUI stuff.

i know how an array works + the basic syntax but really not sure how to go about it, ive tried it in my StudentProfileEditGui and it throws up numerous errors.

My advice: forget arrays, and learn the Java collections API. An ArrayList is practically an array anyway, but you can do a lot more with it. It may take you a little longer, but you'll be much further along the road when you're done.

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Ben Ooms
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Joined: May 16, 2011
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Also check your student(s) class. Like designed right now if you create two students they will share the properties because you marked them as static. This means that if you do this:


Both Student a and b will have the FullName == "student b "
Campbell Ritchie
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Ben Ooms is right. I think you need to go back to get your Student class working correctly, without any static members. Only then consider arrays or Lists or whatever.
 
 
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