Re: ListModel name

Daniel Pitts <>
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:33:48 -0700
Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:

Roedy Green wrote:

On Fri, 17 Jul 2009 18:58:21 +0100, Dirk Bruere at NeoPax
<> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who
said :

How do I get a string "dvdListModel" from dvdListModel ?

You can't. It is the name of a temporary variable, and temporary
variable names don't exist in the class file.

You have to create a string "dvdListModel" and store it in an object
of some class that perhaps extends the usual ListModel object.

Swing does this with setName.

Ah... OK.
I'll just code it in by hand then.
What I wanted to do was have a method that takes a parameter
(DefaultListModel model) and writes it to a file with the name "model".
Any way I can convert the parameter name to a string?

Objects don't have names, but relationships do. perhaps you should look
into serialization and javabean persistence?

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