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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Exceptions

Cannot find symbol when trying try/catch code section

I am getting the following error when using the try/catch section of the video. The error I receive when running the code is as follows, I am stuck trying to debug the issue, as I cant locate where the problem exists: treehouse:~/workspace$ javac Example.java && java Example
./PezDispenser.java:34: error: cannot find symbol
throw new IllegalArumentException("Too many PEZ!!!");
^
symbol: class IllegalArumentException
location: class PezDispenser
1 error

2 Answers

Isaiah Marin
Isaiah Marin
11,971 Points

Well, what I understand is the error is in the method, public void load(int pezAmount). And from what you posted I've noticed that in "throw new IllegalArumentException("Too many PEZ!!!");" Argument is spelled incorrectly.

Help this helps.

Always tripped up by the small stuff. Thank you for helping out, your recommendation on the typo, resolved it. After carefully looking for all references of 'IllegalArumentException' I was able to locate the item you were referring to. Thanks a bunch!