Static Import with Java Tiger (J2SE 5.0)

In Java 5.0 you will be able to refer to static constants from a class without having to inherit from it.

Prior to Java Tiger, you would need to call code thus:

import java.awt.BorderLayout.*; 
getContentPane().add(new JPanel(), BorderLayout.CENTER);
 
Now you can abreviate the code thus:
import static java.awt.BorderLayout.*; 
getContentPane().add(new JPanel(), CENTER);
 

Further reading...

For more information on Java 1.5 Tiger, you may find Java 1.5 Tiger, A developer's Notebook by D. Flanagan and B. McLaughlin from O'Reilly of interest.

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