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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Creating New Objects

Michael Stolp-Smith
Michael Stolp-Smith
4,855 Points

I am not sure what is wrong here. The compiler error doesn't make sense to me.

I am getting a compiler error when I try to use the getColor method on GoKart to return the new parameter as a part of the printed string. Code is attached. (says I cannot use a non-static method??)

Example.java
public class Example {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("We are going to create a GoKart");
        GoKart kart = new GoKart("red");
        System.out.printf("We are going to make a GoKart that is %s\n", GoKart.getColor());
    }
}

2 Answers

Blake Larson
Blake Larson
12,989 Points

Your object reference is stored in "kart" so it is kart.getColor().

Michael Stolp-Smith
Michael Stolp-Smith
4,855 Points

Thank you. I thought I was encountering a different error similar to one I've been having in workspaces. Made a poor assumption on this one.