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    Hi, im trying to get a collection from one class Department to another Class DeptChooser, so i can put it into an array into a JList and then display it i can get it into a Jlist and display but can't get from Department class into DeptChooser.

    import javax.swing.*;
    import java.awt.*;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import java.util.*;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    * allows user to choose from a variety of different departments.
    * @author (Danny Calladine)
    * @version (1.0)
    public class DeptChooser extends JPanel implements ActionListener
    private Department[] dept;
    private JList deptlist;
    private JList courlist;
    private ChooserListener callback;
    GridBagConstraints Radio = new GridBagConstraints();
    GridBagConstraints Buttons = new GridBagConstraints();
    GridBagConstraints DeptPanel = new GridBagConstraints();
    GridBagConstraints InputPanel = new GridBagConstraints();
    GridBagConstraints CourPanel = new GridBagConstraints();
    JPanel panel = new JPanel(new GridBagLayout());
    JPanel inputPanel = new JPanel();
    JPanel selectPanel = new JPanel();


    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Dept");
    frame.setSize(560, 350);
    inputPanel.setLayout(new BoxLayout(inputPanel, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));

    Radio.gridx = 0;
    Radio.gridy = 1;
    Radio.weightx = 0.5;
    Buttons.gridx = 0;
    Buttons.gridy = 2;
    Buttons.weightx = 0.5;
    DeptPanel.gridx = 3;
    DeptPanel.gridy = 0;
    DeptPanel.weightx = 0.5;
    CourPanel.gridx = 3;
    CourPanel.gridy = 1;
    CourPanel.weightx = 0.5;
    InputPanel.gridx = 0;
    InputPanel.gridy = 0;
    InputPanel.weightx = 0.5;

    JList deptList = new JList(dept);
    deptList.setSelectionMode(ListSelectionModel.SINGL E_SELECTION);
    panel.add(deptList, DeptPanel);
    JScrollPane deptListscroll = new JScrollPane(deptList, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED, JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED);
    panel.add(deptListscroll, DeptPanel);

    String [] courdata = {"Computer Science","Robotics","Internet Computing","Bussiness Computing","Artifical Intelligence"};
    JList courList = new JList(courdata);
    deptList.setSelectionMode(ListSelectionModel.SINGL E_SELECTION);
    panel.add(courList, CourPanel);
    JScrollPane courListscroll = new JScrollPane(courList, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED, JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED);
    panel.add(courListscroll, CourPanel);

    addField("Name",(new JTextField(20)));
    addField("UoB",(new JTextField(8)));

    panel.add(inputPanel, InputPanel);

    JRadioButton Stage1 = new JRadioButton("Stage 1");
    JRadioButton Stage2 = new JRadioButton("Stage 2");
    JRadioButton Stage3 = new JRadioButton("Stage 3");

    ButtonGroup group = new ButtonGroup();

    JPanel radioPanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(1, 0));

    radioPanel.setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBor der(
    BorderFactory.createEtchedBorder(), "Stages"));

    panel.add(radioPanel, Radio);

    JButton Clear = new JButton("Clear");
    JButton Submit = new JButton("Submit");

    JPanel Button = new JPanel(new GridLayout(1, 0));


    panel.add(Button, Buttons);

    public void addField(String label, JComponent field) {
    inputPanel.add(new JLabel(label));
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {

    this is the Deptchooser class code

    import java.util.*;
    * Each instance of class Department represents an academic department that
    * offers taught courses. A department is identified by a department code.
    * The Class holds the collection of all academic departmnents
    * @author Rod Fretwell
    * @version October 2008
    public class Department {
    // class attribute
    private static Map<String,Department> allDepts
    = new TreeMap<String,Department>();
    // instance variables
    private String code;
    private String name;
    private Map<String,Course> set; // list of courses offered by the department

    * Creates a Department object with the given attributes and adds that
    * object to the collection of departments provided that there is not
    * already a department recorded with the given department code. In that
    * case the return value is null.
    * A new Department record is not created if there is already a record with
    * the given department code. In that case the method returns the
    * previously stored Department object for the user's information.
    * @param code the department code
    * @param name the name of the department
    * @return null for a new department, otherwise previously stored
    * Department object for the given department code
    public static Department add(String code, String name) {
    Department retValue = allDepts.get(code);
    if (retValue==null)
    allDepts.put(code, new Department(code, name));
    return retValue;

    private Department(String code, String name) {
    this.code = code; = name;
    set = new TreeMap<String,Course>();

    * Returns the department for a given code or null if there is no
    * department for the code
    * @param code the department code
    * @return the department for the given code or null if there is no such
    * department
    public static Department get(String code) { return allDepts.get(code); }

    * Returns the collection of all departments.
    * The collection's iterator returns the departments in ascending order
    * of department code.
    * @return the collection of all departments
    public static Collection<Department> getCollection() {
    return allDepts.values();

    * Returns the code for the department
    * @return the code for the department
    public String getCode() { return code; }

    * Returns the name of the department
    * @return the name of the department
    public String getName() { return name; }

    * Adds a Course object to the collection of courses offered by the
    * department
    * @param course the Course to be added
    public void add(Course course) {

    * Returns the collection of all courses offered by the department.
    * The collection's iterator returns the courses in ascending order
    * of course code.
    * @return the collection of all courses offered by the department
    public Collection<Course> getCourses() { return set.values(); }

    there is a loader class that loads some department into it.

    im just wondering how i can get the collection and move it into an array in the deptchooser class so that i can then add it into a Jlist.

    Thank you
    Last edited by D.Calladine; 11-23-2010 at 12:44 PM.

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    Please edit your post to add well-formed code tags. The tags for this forum are

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    You have the slash the wrong way round...

    Anyway, there is a useful method in Collection you might want to use to get an array.

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