Get the tools you need to learn Java skills fast!
Video tutorials, eBooks, hands-on lab exercises, sample code.
Get started
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Instantiating class in a static method Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Badass: Making Users Awesome this week in the Game Development forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Instantiating class in a static method" Watch "Instantiating class in a static method" New topic

Instantiating class in a static method

akash gall

Joined: Feb 07, 2013
Posts: 3
Hi everyone,

I am supporting this project. Now I am getting this error, Cannot make a static reference to the non-static method myMethod() from the type XMLParser2

From the static method, I am trying to call my method in another class (which is not static)

Is there any way this can be done, as I cant change the original method.


Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41541
Welcome to the Ranch
That is a common mistake. You are trying to contact something from a static method, possibly the main method. You should consider whether you are right working in a static context in the first place. Then, you need to create an object reference and call methods on that.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Instantiating class in a static method