I've always found coding UIs in Java very inefficient, and hopefully this is because of my misunderstanding. Here's a great example.
I have a UI class which is returning the String "Hours", which is effectively going to be a CSV file containing opening and closing hours of a business, Monday through Sunday. Each of these values come from individual combo boxes. So to build this String, I was curious - is there any possible way to improve it through, say, loops or some kind of recursive function?
Otherwise it's incredibly difficult to read. Any suggestions how to improve this disgusting code?
String hours = cbMondayStart.getItemAt(cbMondayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbMondayFinish.getItemAt(cbMondayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbTuesdayStart.getItemAt(cbTuesdayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbTuesdayStart.getItemAt(cbTuesdayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbTuesdayFinish.getItemAt(cbTuesdayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbWednesdayStart.getItemAt(cbWednesdayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbWednesdayFinish.getItemAt(cbWednesdayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbThursdayStart.getItemAt(cbThursdayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbThursdayFinish.getItemAt(cbThursdayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbFridayStart.getItemAt(cbFridayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbFridayFinish.getItemAt(cbFridayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbSaturdayStart.getItemAt(cbSaturdayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbSaturdayFinish.getItemAt(cbSaturdayFinish.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbSundayStart.getItemAt(cbSundayStart.getSelectedIndex()) + "," + cbSundayFinish.getItemAt(cbSundayFinish.getSelectedIndex());