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Thread: Simple Question (I Think...?)

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    Default Simple Question (I Think...?)

    Okay so this is probably really simple, but I am trying to make one class called builder create a copy of another class called house, and then return it to my main function.

    public House buildHouse()
    {
    House h1 = new House();
    return h1;
    }

    That is currently the code for the function.

    My problem is that while i am returning house h1 to the main function, my next functions in my main function are supposed to interact with this house, and i am getting errors as if the code cannot find house h1. It doesn't seem complicated and I'm almost positive it isn't but I would really appreciate any help.


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    I'm sorry i didn't mean a copy of the class house, I meant I wanted to create an object of the house class and then return it to my main class, a bit new to java and I didn't think through my terminology before posting.

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    Default Re: Simple Question (I Think...?)

    Post your main method, as the syntax you've used for your buildHouse is correct.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    //	
     
    b1.buildHouse();
     
    h1.setOccupant(b1);
    System.out.println(h1.getOccupant());

    the error that comes up is

    h1 cannot be resolved

    I know all of my functions work correctly because if I create a House object in the main function all of it works fine. It's just pulling this house out of another function that is giving me trouble.

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