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Thread: Best way to turn a single class into multiple classes

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    Default Best way to turn a single class into multiple classes

    Hello Guys

    I'm still a beginner to Java and have written a programme for an assignment which is a GUI with a key pad that registers when you press a buttons on the Keypad. Type a password to unlock the programme and then type a password to unlock the programme.

    It's working fine but when it's in the one single class but I need to break it into 2-3 classes but I'm having difficulty doing this successfully.

    The class is made up of an arrayList to create the buttons for the Keypad and an arrayList to create the actionsListeners. I keep on running into nullPointerExceptions. Referencing things that have null values!

    What are your recommendations to to do this the most efficiently

    Thanks


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    Default Re: Best way to turn a single class into multiple classes

    do this the most efficiently
    I'd use cut and paste.
    Find sections of code that do a single function that is easily given a name, that can take parameters and return a value, cut the code and paste it into a method and replace the cut section with a call to the new method.

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    Default Re: Best way to turn a single class into multiple classes

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I'd use cut and paste.
    Find sections of code that do a single function that is easily given a name, that can take parameters and return a value, cut the code and paste it into a method and replace the cut section with a call to the new method.
    Thanks, that what my problem was I was trying to take too much when I should of been just using small spinets of code and turning them into methods.

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