This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Why would you want the class name in a makeButton method?
That makeButton method worries me. There is something very worrying about if (something.equals(item1))...else if (something.equals(item2))...else if... It does not look like object‑oriented programming. There must be a better way to do it.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com