Hi there, NameConventionViolator, Yes you can do that. In the class, of course, what else should 'this' refer to? You can also skip the 'this' altogether in this context, and only write 'a=69;' Regards, Marius
"TooLegitToQuit", The Java Ranch has thousands of visitors every week, many with surprisingly similar names. To avoid confusion we have a naming convention, described at http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp . We require names to have at least two words, separated by a space, and strongly recommend that you use your full real name. Your name is wildly against the naming convention, so it has been disabled. Please choose a new name which meets the requirements. Thanks.