My java skills have gotten a little rusty... could anyone please tell me why I can access the property "text" which is marked private from within the equals method? If the object "other" is a different object, shouldn't I be using an accessor method to access it's private properties?
Alex Serna wrote:Thank you for the response. So if I have a component object of the same class as the the main class, that means that from the main class I can have access to all the component object's properties even if they are private. Right?
Well, you already have an answer that you apparently think tells you that. Why not write some code and try it? How much confirmation do you need?