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Pass variable to ActionListener

hi all.   I need to pass a variable from a button that is clicked to the ActionListener.   Here's what I have:

this.viewButton[i].addActionListener(new viewAction(timeID.get(i).toString()));  //the button


//the action Listener inner class

    public class viewAction implements ActionListener{
        public viewAction(String id){
        }

        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
            System.out.println("I'm clicked");
        }

    }


i just can't figure out how to get a 'String' into my ActionListener class.

Thanks.
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calvinklein1Author Commented:
sorry.  i should have stated that  'timeID' is an array that stores an 'Id' for each button in my panel.  So when the button gets click I want to grab the right 'Id' in my array and pass that to my 'ActionListener' class.   Just in case that was confusing.   If you want me to post the whole code I will.  It's just long and I wanted to keep this short.  Just let me know.  Thanks!
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
>>i just can't figure out how to get a 'String' into my ActionListener class.

you have a constructor that takes a String as parameter, so????

Don't understand
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mmuruganandamCommented:
public class viewAction implements ActionListener{
    String actionId; // member variable of action class
        public viewAction(String id){
              actionId = id; // <<<<< store the passed value
        }

        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
            System.out.println("I'm clicked : ");
            System.out.println("Given id is: " + actionId); // <<<<<
        }
    }


Regards,
Muruga
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Oh, I see:

public class viewAction implements ActionListener{
        private String theId = null;            /// <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

        public viewAction(String id){
           theId = id;      // <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        }

        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
       
            System.out.println("I'm clicked: Id=", theId);  // <<<<<<<<<<<
        }

    }
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
You see: I'm right. :)
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calvinklein1Author Commented:
I thought I tried this and it didn't work.  but oh well.  my bad.  thanks for getting me back on track.   lol
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Thanks for accepting.
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