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Non-static method in static context

 
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I'm trying to use the method non-static method getClass() within the static context of makeSlot. Is there any way to get around this?



Error: Cannot make a static reference to the non-static method getClass() from the type Object.
 
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If you want to refer to the current class in a static context, you have to explicitly provide the class name, such as MyClass.class.
 
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Why would you want the class name in a makeButton method?
That makeButton method worries me. There is something very worrying about if (something.equals(item1))...else if (something.equals(item2))...else if...
It does not look like object‑oriented programming. There must be a better way to do it.
 
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