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Thread: Accessing Private Int in a Subclass

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    Default Accessing Private Int in a Subclass

    Superclass source code
    public class Date {
    private int month;
    private int day;
    private int year;


    public Date() {
    setMonth(1);
    **day = 1;**
    setYear(1900);
    }

    public Date(int month, int day, int year) {
    this.setMonth(month);
    this.**day** = day;
    this.setYear(year);
    }

    Month and Year works fine because I can use the setMonth and setYear in my subclass. However, when I try to use day it says the var is not visible because its private. There is no setter for day in the superclass but there is a getter. What should the setter look like? Furthermore, what should my subclass contructor look like?

    Subclass contructor
    public EDate(int month, int day, int year)
    {

    this.setMonth(month);
    day = getDay();
    this.setYear(year);
    }

    Subclass Day setter
    public void setDay(int newInt) {
    if (isGooddDate(getMonth(), newInt, getYear())==true)
    {
    newInt = this.getDay();
    }

    Any help is much appreciated!


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    Default Re: Accessing Private Int in a Subclass

    Please post the full code and the full text of the error message you are getting.
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