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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Handling Exceptions

Daniel Makafui Ahiatrogah
Daniel Makafui Ahiatrogah
3,044 Points

print out exception message to the console using System.out

How to print exception message of the IllegalArgumentException type to the console using System.out

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,388 Points

When adding a try / catch around the kart.drive(2); statement, the catch will define the error object thrown using (IllegalArgumentException iae). Here, iae will be an object containing the thrown error. This error object has a .getMessage() method. This can be printed out using the standard System.out.printf():

        try {
        } catch (IllegalArgumentException iae) {
          System.out.printf("The error was: %s\n", iae.getMessage());