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why use static method in creating gui

 
amit sharma
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I am to new to swing.When i search tutorial for swing i see that most of them create gui in static method .What is the purpose of it .When i make gui in static method i am not able to add listener for it.Can anyone please tell me what is the preferred way of developing desktop application using swing.
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Gregg Bolinger
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I assume you are talking about something like this:



The reason that createAndShowGUI() is static is because it's being called from a static method, main(String[] args). You can not call non-static methods from a static method, so createAndShowGUI() has to be static.
 
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