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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Constructors

CheVon Bell
CheVon Bell
491 Points

How do I get the code to run properly? My code looks identical, but it won't run. Errors keep popping up.

I couldn't get my workspace to load properly, so I had to go back in the videos to make sure everything matched. I looked over the code in the video and my own code numerous times and can't see any difference, however I keep getting errors.

This is the error I'm seeing: ./PezDispenser.java:8: error: missing method body, or declare abstract
public String getCharacterName(); {
./PezDispenser.java:9: error: return outside method
return mCharacterName;
2 errors

This is my code: Example.java

public class Example {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Your amazing code goes here...
    System.out.println("We are making a new Pez Dispenser.");
    PezDispenser dispenser = new PezDispenser("Donatello");
    System.out.printf("The dispenser character is %s\n",



public class PezDispenser { private String mCharacterName;

public PezDispenser(String characterName){ mCharacterName = characterName; }

public String getCharacterName(); { return mCharacterName;

} }

1 Answer

28,524 Points

The problem is is that you have a ; (semicolon) after getCharacterName().

CheVon Bell
CheVon Bell
491 Points

Thanks, I figured that out after much meticulous combing of the code. ;-)