When creating a class that maintains any state (that is almost any class that has class members), it can be very useful to create a constructor that can perform any required initialization.
Creating constructors is not tricky; however, NetBeans provides a handy shortcut to save time and increase developer productivity.
First we will need to create a new project, so please refer to the recipes in Chapter 1, Using NetBeans Projects, for creating Java projects. To help follow this recipe, when creating a project, enter
CreatingConstructors as the project name.
When the Projects explorer shows the
CreatingConstructors project, expand the
CreatingConstructors node if it is not already expanded.
We will now ...