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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Constructors

Could someone help me out please?....

public class GoKart { private String mColor = "red";

public String getColor() { return mColor;

public GoKart(String color) { mColor = color; } }

Ive look at other peoples answers to compare and i still seem to be missing something.. any ideas?

GoKart.java
public class GoKart {
  private String mColor = "red";

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;

 public GoKart(String color) {
      mColor = color;
  }
}

4 Answers

Christopher Augg
Christopher Augg
21,223 Points

Hello Doug,

Very close man. Here is a hint:

      public class GoKart {
        private String mColor = "red";

        public String getColor() {
          return mColor;

      // Your error is here. You always need to close things you open. 

       public GoKart(String color) {
        mColor = color;
  }
}

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Chris

Actually, I was putting the code in the wrong place...lol. Now im having trouble creating a new GoKart....ugh this stuff is so hard to retain...

Christopher Augg
Christopher Augg
21,223 Points

All you were missing in the code you provided was a }

The following works:

public class GoKart {
        private String mColor = "red";

        public String getColor() {
          return mColor;

     }

       public GoKart(String color) {
        mColor = color;
  }
}
Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,363 Points

Hi Doug,

your code should look like this:

public class GoKart {
  private String mColor = "red";

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;
}
 public GoKart(String color) {
      mColor = color;
  }
}

For creating a new GoKart take this code:

GoKart newGoKart = new GoKart("green");

With this code you create a new object/instance of the GoKart. With the keyword "new" you instantiates your new object with the help of a constructor. The constructor takes the color "green" and gives it to your new GoKart object "newGoKart" The Instantiation means creating a new object/instance of a GoKart class. Thats why you make a constructor with the same name as the class. So in the line

new GoKart("green");

the GoKart ist the name of the constructor you are calling.

I hope my enghlish is well enough to explain this topic ...

Best wishes from germany

Yeah i got it finally lol...just need to quit tryin to learn this stuff at 4 in the morning lol..Thank you for the timely response and best wishes from USA and Happy Coding!

Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,363 Points

LoL

I know this feeling ....

Keep on rockin` ...