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non-final variable inside an inner class

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I get this error:
Cannot refer to non-final variable someParameter
inside an inner class defined in a different method

with this code:

<instantiate a button>
int someParameter = 1;
someButton.addSelectionListener(new SelectionAdapter()
{
public void widgetSelected (SelectionEvent event)
{
  someMethod(someParameter);
}
});

What are the different ways i can get around this?
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Question by:jdaues
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by:CEHJ
ID: 7177807
The simplest way is to declare:

final int someParameter = 1;
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by:jdaues
ID: 7177930
well, yes, except that the point of having the parameter is that later in the code I will have

<instantiate button2>
someParameter = 2;
someButton2.addSelectionListener(new SelectionAdapter()
{
public void widgetSelected (SelectionEvent event)
{
 someMethod(someParameter);
}
});
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kylar earned 400 total points
ID: 7178050
If it's defined at the class level instead of method level you can pass it as well.

Cheers,
K
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