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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

Please help! I don't understand why my code isn't working with the console object

I don't get it, I keep rechecking my work again and again but I don't know where my syntax error is

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Maria" ;
printf = "MARIA can code in Java!" ;

3 Answers

printf = "MARIA can code in Java!" ; attempts to set the value "MARIA can code in Java!" to a variable named printf, but a variable named printf was not previously declared.

To pass a variable arg into a method named printf, you would use printf(arg); Since the printf method is from the console object console, this changes to console.printf(arg);.

Thank you so much! jb30

T.T but my code doesn't work yet... what am I doing wrong!? T.T

This is my code:

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console String firstName = "Maria"; console.printf(arg); console.printf(arg) = "MARIA can code in Java!";

arg was meant to be an arbitrary name for a variable.

String firstName = "Maria";

would print Maria.

String s = "hi";

would print hi.

You could also pass in a string directly:

console.printf("MARIA can code in Java!");

would print MARIA can code in Java!

Thank you so much! You're an angel