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5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2013 12:35 PM by gimbal2 RSS

New to the language, issue using a previously created variable

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I am new to Java, trying to get the basics under my belt, and am having problems with (what I thought was) a simple program. The long and short of the application is to create a small GUI with a text field for entry, a couple of radio buttons, and an action button. The end user inputs a computer name in the text field, selects one of the radios, and then clicks the action button. The problem I am running into is reading the text in from the text field. Below is the relevant portion of the code. The compiler is telling me it does not recognize the "asset_Name" variable, and I'm not sure why, I would think I would be able to see it in this context. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

          txtAssetTag = new JTextField();
          String asset_Name;
          txtAssetTag.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
               public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                      asset_Name = txtAssetTag.getText();

          JButton btnNewButton = new JButton("Launch Client Action");
          btnNewButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
               public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent arg0) {
                    String x = "\\\\" + asset_Name;
                    if (rdbtnOpenCDrive.isSelected()) {
                         try {
                              Desktop.getDesktop().open(new + "\\C$\\Users\\<UserName>\\Desktop"));
                         } catch (IOException e) {
Edited by: 991040 on Feb 28, 2013 10:40 AM

Edited by: 991040 on Feb 28, 2013 10:41 AM


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