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    Default Can I store multiple objects in an array

    I am working on an array and want to store entries that will have multiple objects - for example a student, a student with a car, etc.

    I know the syntax to store one object, but not multiples.

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    Default Multiple object in an array

    I am new this this forum, so wasn't quite sure what or how to ask.

    I managed to solve this by storing objects within objects prior to storing within an array. For example, I put the car object (which contains brand, cost & miles) into the student object prior to putting into the array.

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    Object[] arr = new Object[10];
    arr[0]="Ordinary String";
    arr[1]=new Integer(77);
    System.out.println((String)arr[0]);
    if (arr[1] instanceof Integer) System.out.println(((Integer)arr[1]).toString());

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    Default Here is my solution

    I pass information to this method which can include just the student info or the student info and either a credit card object or a car object, which then gets stored in the array.

    //An array for holding students and their information
    //about credit cards and cars.
    protected Student[] studentCollection;

    //for holding the total number of items in Student array
    protected int manyItems = 0;

    /**
    * Method to create classroom based on size from tester
    */
    public ClassRoom (int size)
    {
    StudentCollection = new Student[size];
    }

    /**
    * Method to populate array with only Student information
    */
    public void addStudent (Student newStudent, int index)
    {
    studentCollection[index] = newStudent;
    manyItems++;
    }

    /**
    * Method to populate array with Student & CreditCard information
    */
    public void addStudent (Student newStudent, CreditCard newCreditCard,
    int index)
    {
    studentCollection[index] = newStudent;
    manyItems++;
    }

    /**
    * Method to populate array with Student & Car information
    */
    public void addStudent (Student newStudent, Car newCar, int index)
    {
    studentCollection[index] = newStudent;
    manyItems++;
    }

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    any array or any thing other then primitive types are objects in java so u can store any thing in an object array .
    get new coding problems at CODERWORDS

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    you could store primitive too if you do new Integer(42)
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