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CodeChallenge problem

For some reason the editor will not accept my answer. It asks me to make a String description, and put the value of an EditText member variable int called mDescriptionField. My answer was String description = mDescriptionField.toString(); However, it gave me an error saying Bummer! Make sure you get the text from the EditText variable! I do not understand why it gives me this error as I believe this is what I have done. Can somebody please tell me if there is a problem in my code, or how you fixed it.

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2 Answers

Never mind that. I figured out that I needed to add getText() to mDescriptionField.toString().

import android.app.Activity; import android.widget.EditText; import android.widget.Toast; import com.parse.ParseException; import com.parse.ParseObject; import com.parse.SaveCallback;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

protected EditText mDescriptionField;

protected SaveCallback mSaveCallback = new SaveCallback() {
    public void done(ParseException e) {
        Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Item saved!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

// Some code omitted!

public void save() {
    ParseObject task = new ParseObject("Task");
  String description = mDescriptionField.toString();


//this is code

The description of the to-do item is stored in the EditText member variable. Declare a string named description and store the value from the EditText in it. Bummer! Make sure you get the text from the EditText variable!

//this is instructions and error