Getting out a variable from an inner class - JAVA GUI

I have a JList list:

When I add a listener

  private void setUp() throws Exception
  {
   ...
      list.addListSelectionListener(new ListSelectionListener() {
         public void valueChanged(ListSelectionEvent evt) {
                  JList lst = (JList)evt.getSource();
                  String selectedValue = (String) lst.getSelectedValue();
                      ...
         }
      });

How do I get out/return the selectedValue string so that I can use it in the regular outer method?
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objectsCommented:
just call your outer method

     list.addListSelectionListener(new ListSelectionListener() {
        public void valueChanged(ListSelectionEvent evt) {
               JList lst = (JList)evt.getSource();
               String selectedValue = (String) lst.getSelectedValue();
               outerMethod(selectedValue);
        }
     });

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objectsCommented:
or store the value in a member variable if you need to use it later

     list.addListSelectionListener(new ListSelectionListener() {
        public void valueChanged(ListSelectionEvent evt) {
               JList lst = (JList)evt.getSource();
               member = (String) lst.getSelectedValue();
        }
     });
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kiranhkCommented:

>>>>> or store the value in a member variable if you need to use it later
that is what i posted in the other thread


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Java/Q_21216458.html
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