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get method

how do i write that i want the remaining text that shows the remaining max of 140 characters.

i tried: public void getCharacter() { System.out.printf("You have %d left %s\n", mText.getRemainingNumber(), mText.getCurrentCharacter() ); }

what am I doing wrong?


Jeremiah Shore
Jeremiah Shore
31,168 Points

It might be better to include some more of your code with your question, specifically, the class file for whatever class mText is.

Also, using markdown makes the code a little more readable. Use the "Markdown Cheatsheet" below each input on these pages, adn the video linked in "Tips for asking questions" on the right to get an understanding of how to use it.

1 Answer

I agree with Jeremiah, very hard to help you if you don't include your code. I am going to guess here, try removing the member variable, it may work:

```public void getCharacter() { System.out.printf("You have %d left %s\n", getRemainingNumber(), getCurrentCharacter() ); }

Keep in mind that if you are declaring a getter method, you need to return something. 

if you need to return a string try:

```public String getCharacter() { String s = String.format("You have %d left %s\n", getRemainingNumber(), getCurrentCharacter() ); return s; }```