I'm creating a new class called album which is supposed to make an album and show pictures with caption. so.. Ok my problem is the methods section... i need help to set the array in the picture album and set the captions too can any one please help me out ? the methods part is a head ache

/** this is a class that represents an album of images with their associated captions.
  */
public class Album {

/////////////////////////// Fields //////////////////////////////

/**
  * The file name associated with the Album class
  */
   private String albumName;

/**
 * The double array for picture Image
 */
   private Picture[] picArray;

/**
 * an Array of type String to hold up captions corresponding to each picture in the pictureImageArray.
 */
   private String[] pictureCaptionArray;

 ////////////////////////// Constructors /////////////////////////

/**
  * constructor with no argument.
  */
   public Album()  {
 }

/**
 * constructor with one argument
 */
   public Album(String MySummerVacations) {
    this.albumName = MySummerVacations;
 }

////////////////////////// Methods /////////////////////////////
/**
 * sets the album's name
 */
   public void setalbumName(String MySummerVacations)
  { this.albumName = MySummerVacations; }

/**
 * returns the album's name string.
 */
   public String getalbumName()
    { return albumName; }

  /**
   * sets the array of the pictures in the album.
   */
   public void setPictures(Picture[] picArray) 
   { this.albumName setPictures; }

   public void setCaptions(String[] captionsArray) 
   { this.captions = captions; }

   public void showAlbum() 
   { this.Pictureshow(); }

Edited 3 Years Ago by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

Your solution is not very flexible. I would replace Array with ArrayList as in doing so I do not have to check for number of elements to set array size where to store images with their captions. Something like this

/**
 * @(#)AlbumImage.java
 *
 *
 * @author 
 * @version 1.00 2009/4/20
 */

import java.awt.Image;

public class AlbumImage {
	
	private Image albumImage;
	private String imageCaption;

    public AlbumImage() {}
    
    public AlbumImage(Image img, String str){
    	setAlbumImage(img);
    	setImageCaption(str);
    }
    
    private void setAlbumImage(Image img){albumImage = img;}
    public Image getAlbumImage(){ return albumImage;}
    
    private void setImageCaption(String str){ imageCaption = str;}
    public String getImageCaption(){ return imageCaption;}
    
    public AlbumImage getImage(){
    	return new AlbumImage(getAlbumImage(), getImageCaption());
    }
}
/**
 * @(#)Album.java
 *
 *
 * @author 
 * @version 1.00 2009/4/20
 */
import java.awt.Image;
import java.util.ArrayList;

public class Album {
	
	private String albumName;
	private ArrayList<AlbumImage> albumImage;

    public Album() {
    }
    
    public Album(String str){
    	setAlbumName(str);
    }
    
    
    private void setAlbumName(String str){ albumName = str;}
    public String getAlbumName(){ return albumName;}
    
    public void addAlbumImage(Image img, String str){
    	albumImage.add(new AlbumImage(img, str));
    }
    
    public AlbumImage getAlbumImage(int i){
    	return albumImage.get(i);
    }
}

As for other methods that can be used with these two classes, it does depends on the specification of your project/assignment.

PS: setAlbumImage() method does need better implementation to handle any possible exceptions

thanks, I found the solution to my problem, thank you so much for the help this site is really useful

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