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    Default enums..

    Are enums meant to be hardcoded? Meaning to hold tons of data?


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    Default Re: enums..

    What do you mean by "hard coded"? Like this?

    public enum States
    {
        OFF, ERROR, START, RESET, END
    }

    Yes, that is how an enum is suppose to function.

    It is typically not meant to hold a lot of values because you have to type all of them in manually, but it can.

    Try doing some research for yourself: Enum Types (The Java Tutorials)

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    Default Re: enums..

    Quote Originally Posted by helloworld922 View Post
    What do you mean by "hard coded"? Like this?

    public enum States
    {
        OFF, ERROR, START, RESET, END
    }

    Yes, that is how an enum is suppose to function.

    It is typically not meant to hold a lot of values because you have to type all of them in manually, but it can.

    Try doing some research for yourself: Enum Types (The Java Tutorials)
    Well, I meant something along the lines of this..

    		SAPPHIRERING(1637, 2550, 7, 18, 719, 114, 1),
    		SAPPHIREAMULET(1692, 1727, 7, 18, 719, 114, 1),
    		SAPPHIRENECKLACE(1656, 3853, 7, 18, 719, 114, 1),
     
    		EMERALDRING(1639, 2552, 27, 37, 719, 114, 2),
    		EMERALDAMULET(1696, 1729, 27, 37, 719, 114, 2),
    		EMERALDNECKLACE(1658, 5521, 27, 37, 719, 114, 2),
     
    		RUBYRING(1641, 2568, 47, 59, 720, 115, 3),
    		RUBYAMULET(1698, 1725, 47, 59, 720, 115, 3),
    		RUBYNECKLACE(1660, 11194, 47, 59, 720, 115, 3),
     
    		DIAMONDRING(1643, 2570, 57, 67, 720, 115, 4),
    		DIAMONDAMULET(1700, 2570, 57, 67, 720, 115, 4),
    		DIAMONDNECKLACE(1662, 11090, 57, 67, 720, 115, 4),
     
    		DRAGONSTONERING(1645, 2572, 68, 78, 721, 116, 5),
    		DRAGONSTONEAMULET(1702, 1712, 68, 78, 721, 116, 5),
    		DRAGONSTONENECKLACE(1664, 11105, 68, 78, 721, 116, 5),
     
    		ONYXRING(6575, 6583, 87, 97, 721, 452, 6),
    		ONYXAMULET(6581, 6585, 87, 97, 721, 452, 6),
    		ONYXNECKLACE(6577, 11128, 87, 97, 721, 452, 6);

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    Default Re: enums..

    Enums do more than just hold random data.

    If you need something to hold tons of data just put it in a text file.

    Enums provide a way to make fields of a specific type (the enum type) and give each one methods and/or variables that can be called upon it.

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