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Thread: small problem to do with 'this.'! help and explanation much appreciated!

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    Default small problem to do with 'this.'! help and explanation much appreciated!

    So this is my secondary class
    public class Tuna{
       private int hour = 2;
       private int minute = 2;
       private int second = 3;
     
       public void setTime(int hour, int minute, int second){
    	  this.hour = 4;
    	  this.minute = 5;
    	  this.second = 6;
     
       }
       	public String toMilitary(){
       		return String.format("%02d:%02d:%02d", hour, minute, second );
       	}
     
       	public String toString(){
       		return String.format("%d:%02d:%02d %s",((hour==0||hour==12)?12:hour%12), minute, second, (hour <12? "AM": "PM"));
       	}
    }

    and this is my main class
    public class Apples{
        public static void main (String args[]){
        	Tuna tunaObject = new Tuna();
        	System.out.println(tunaObject.toMilitary());
        	System.out.println(tunaObject.toString());
        	System.out.println(tunaObject.toMilitary());
        	System.out.println(tunaObject.toString());
     
        }
    }

    The effect i wanted was (for all the printlns) it would use the numbers in the setTime(method?constructor? im not sure) but it uses the local 'private' variables.


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    Default Re: small problem to do with 'this.'! help and explanation much appreciated!

    Try calling the setTime() method from your main() method before the println() statements, something like:

    tunaObject.setTime( 4, 5, 6 );

    Once you see how that works, you may want to change the setTime() method to actually use the parameters passed to it.

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    Default Re: small problem to do with 'this.'! help and explanation much appreciated!

    thank you

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