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Get and Set methods for array of objects

Kd Martin
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Joined: Nov 28, 2011
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How do you return an entire array from a "get" method? For instance, I'm trying to return an array of Instructor objects. I keep getting this error:

Course.java:77: illegal start of expression
this.Instructor[] = Instructor;

This is my code:


Also, how do you use a set method for an array? I'm getting an error in my Student class that says:
./Course.java:77: cannot find symbol
symbol : variable Instructor
location: class Course
this.Instructor[] = Instructor;
^
./Course.java:77: cannot find symbol
symbol : variable Instructor
location: class Course
this.Instructor[] = Instructor;
^

Thanks!
Mohamed Sanaulla
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There is nothing special that you got to do with the arrays, they are just another object and you use the setters the way you use for other objects, for example:


So in your Course class you have declared instructor of type Instructor and not an array. But your getters/setters are trying to deal with the Instructor array.

If at all you want to dynamically add the Instructor into a collection- you might want to consider some implementation of List.


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