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Accessing java instance from another class?

eric07 asked
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Being new to java I'm trying to figure this part out.  Comming from a C++ background I would usually do this to access the instance of that class:

// File: input.h
class CInput{
extern CInput *input;

// File: test.cpp
void testing()
    input = new CInput();

// File: get.cpp
void get()

The problem i'm having w/ java is that if I create an instance on one class and I need to use a member fuction on another class it doesnt see it.  I'm using it this class for database connectoin

public class DBConn{
   public Statement select = null;
   public ResultSet result =  null;


two java files:
// File: main.java
// in the member function: start()
public void start()
    DBConn dbconn = new DBConn();
// but in a different java file I need to access a member function in the
// DBConn class
// File: test.java
public void intro()

Is there a way to be able to see the instance of the DBConn object on a different class even thought it wasnt created there.

Any advice?
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