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Getting a filename from the WidgetSelected method [message #1829546] Mon, 06 July 2020 17:32 Go to next message
Katya Doersam is currently offline Katya DoersamFriend
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I created a handler class for my eclipse plugin. Currently, I have a window pop that pops up which contains a button. That button, when clicked, opens a file dialog. I want to be able to in the main class of the handler, assign the fileName received in the WidgetSelected method to a String variable. I want to be able to display the fileName received in the window as a textbox. Is there a way to do this without making the fileName a global variable?
Re: Getting a filename from the WidgetSelected method [message #1829561 is a reply to message #1829546] Mon, 06 July 2020 20:31 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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If you're just trying to make the value visible outside of the scope of your anonymous SelectionListener, there are multiple ways to do it. The simplest, and you'll see this done in a lot of Eclipse code, is to create a final array with a length of 1 and have your listener store the value inside the array.

Nitin Dahyabhai
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