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Java Java Objects Meet Objects Constructors

Ranak Bansal
Ranak Bansal
1,207 Points

Main method not found in class error


Whenever I run my code, I keep getting the following error:

Error: Main method not found in class PezDispenser, please define the main method as:
public static void main(String[] args)
or a JavaFX application class must extend javafx.application.Application

Here is my code:


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 is %s %n", dispenser.getCharacterName() ); }



class PezDispenser { private String mcharacterName;

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

public String getCharacterName() { return mcharacterName; } }

2 Answers

Yanuar Prakoso
Yanuar Prakoso
15,196 Points

First of all I need to ensure one thing:

Do you use: javac PezDispenser.java command to compile your code and java PezDispenser to run your compiled code?

Because it sounds like so. If this is true it will invoke error as shown in your case.

In order to compile and run your code you need to use:

javac Example.java && java Example

Because the main method is resided inside the Example.java class not in the PezDispenser.java class.

I hope this can help. Happy coding

Ranak Bansal
Ranak Bansal
1,207 Points

Yes, this was the error, thank you