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Thread: Trouble apending a textArea with the contents of a parameter

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    Default Trouble apending a textArea with the contents of a parameter

    Hi all!!

    I have a method

     public String methodTester(Method [] mtd)

    which does the following amongst other things:

    for (Method m : mtd) { // introducing all methods in the array
                if (!(m.getName().startsWith("test"))) { //
                        return("Object or Class does not contain such methods");
                }else {
                        result = result + m.getName();
                // more code here
    return result;

    Then I have a listener on a button and when clicked it is supposed to display the results on a textArea on a frame. The frame works fine and it outputs all correctly except the third line which I write below which gives me an error “cannot find symbol”.

                   ClassAnalyzer analyzer = new ClassAnalyzer(textField.getText());
                    textArea.append(analyzer.getClassMember()+ "\n"); // this works fine
                    textArea.append(analyzer.methodTester(mtd)); // this does not work

    Can anyone please help me?

    Thank you and best regards,

    Last edited by bluetxxth; November 21st, 2010 at 12:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Trouble apending a textArea with the contents of a parameter

    mtd doesn't seem to be within scope of that code.

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