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Accepting and Returning Objects when Programming with Methods in Java

In this article, I shall discuss the following topics on programming with “methods” in Java using NetBeans IDE: methods accepting objects as parameters, and methods returning objects.

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By: Jagadish Chaterjee
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June 27, 2006
  1. · Accepting and Returning Objects when Programming with Methods in Java
  2. · Methods accepting objects as parameters: demo
  3. · Methods accepting objects as parameters: explanation
  4. · Methods returning objects: demo
  5. · Methods returning objects: explanation

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I already introduced NetBeans IDE in my first article at:


Even though that article is fairly introductory, the next two articles concentrate on the basics of JFC. You can find the next two articles here:



If you are new to NetBeans IDE, I strongly suggest you go through the above existing articles first, before proceeding with this one.  If you are new to OOP in Java using NetBeans IDE, I suggest you go through my first article in a series covering that very topic here:


If you are new to developing Microsoft SQL Server based Java applications, I request you go through another article of mine (of course, this is part of a series as well) at:


I will not be going through each and every step of creating and working with projects in NetBeans IDE, as all of those issues have been covered very clearly at the above links.

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