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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Creating Classes

Where did the console find Yoda???

I can't understand, how did the console write that the character is Yoda, if it wasn't in a code.

1 Answer


In main, you did 2 things:

    first, you requested an object of type PezDispenser .   This is like going to a store and buy an Apple.   So now you have an Apple in hand and you called it myApple.   Instead of Apple think (PezDispenser ) .   In this case, you have a specific PezDispenser  in hand, and you are called it dispenser.

    PezDispenser dispenser = new PezDispenser();

The apple has a built in attribute .... Color. If it is a red apple, then Color = Red. Now think of your dispenser; dispenser has a character .... it called mCharacterName.

The way you refer to apple color is: tell me what is ........> apple.color

here you are saying tell me what is ........> dispenser.mCharacterName

    System.out.printf("the dispenser character is %s\n",

since the dispenser object has an attribute mCharacterName = "Yoda"

then dispenser.mCharacterName will return "Yoda"

hope this helps.