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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

public class Introductions error error 1 illegal start of expression

Why am i getting this error i tried this code in workspace with import java.io.console and it works fine but this right here doesn't

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console

public class Introductions {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    String firstName = console.readLine("What is your name?  ");
    console.printf("Hi, %s welcome to DineOUT\n", firstname);
    console.printf("You can access the food in the menu %s\n", firstname);

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


Welcome to Treehouse!

For the challenge you don't need to create a class or do anything that isn't being asked in the instructions. So, if it requests to read in some data with console.readLine, that is all you have to do.

Also, you are defining your variable as firstName and calling it with the string formatter as firstname. Variables in Java are case sensitive.

Happy coding,


Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Also, if you notice in the comments for the code challenge, a console has already been imported so we don't have to redo that.

Thank you so much for the help :)