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  • Java question: MethodProvider and getLocalPlayer()


    dragontitties
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    Maybe I'm not understanding Java correct...

    Looking through the API for DreamBot I see that the method "getLocalPlayer()" belongs to the class MethodProvider

    Everything I've ever learned about Java tells me that an instance method requires you to instantiate the object before you can call methods belonging to it.. Can someone please explain why

     

    	Player player = getLocalPlayer();

    Works just fine? No errors when running. Shouldn't it have to be this? which also doesn't give an error which I would expect

     

    	MethodProvider mp = new MethodProvider();
    	Player player = mp.getLocalPlayer();

     

    Thanks

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    5 hours ago, dragontitties said:

    Can someone please explain why

    
    
    	Player player = getLocalPlayer();

    Works just fine?

    This is because your main class extends AbstractScript, which derives from MethodProvider. Therefore your main script class is an instance of MethodProvider and you have access to its instance methods.

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    If you were to access the localplayer from another class, you wouldn't want to create a new instance of MethodProvider, though. With the static api there's plenty of ways for you to access the localplayer, such as Client.getLocalPlayer() or Players.localPlayer().

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    7 hours ago, Hashtag said:

    This is because your main class extends AbstractScript, which derives from MethodProvider. Therefore your main script class is an instance of MethodProvider and you have access to its instance methods.

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    If you were to access the localplayer from another class, you wouldn't want to create a new instance of MethodProvider, though. With the static api there's plenty of ways for you to access the localplayer, such as Client.getLocalPlayer() or Players.localPlayer().

    Very cool, I want to get into creating some scripts as well in the future 

    Edited by elusivestudio
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