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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP For Each Loop

So back to that ScrabblePlayer. I found that it's not enough to know if they just have a tile of a specific character. W

how I return count ?

So back to that ScrabblePlayer. I found that it's not enough to know if they just have a tile of a specific character. We need to know how many they actually have. Can you please add a method called getTileCount that uses the for each loop you just learned to loop through the characters and increment a counter if it matches? Return the count, please, thanks!

ScrabblePlayer.java
public class ScrabblePlayer {
  private String mHand;

  public ScrabblePlayer() {
    mHand = "";
  }

  public String getHand() {
   return mHand;
  }

  public void addTile(char tile) {
    // Adds the tile to the hand of the player
    mHand += tile;
  }

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
   return mHand.indexOf(tile) > -1;
  }
  public String getTileCount() {
    for (char tile: mHand.toCharArray()) {
      if(mHand.indexOf(tile) >=0) ;
    }
}
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
2,470 Points

Hi, if your getTileCount does your method return a String or an int? If it is an int then you can simply do.

public String getTileCount() {
    int counter = 0; 
    for (char tile: mHand.toCharArray()) {
      if(this.hasTile(tile)){
        counter++; 
      } 
    }
    return counter; 
}

How ever if you are returning a string then:

public String getTileCount() {
    int counter = 0; 
    for (char tile: mHand.toCharArray()) {
      if(this.hasTile(tile)){
        counter++; 
      } 
    }
    return Integer.toString(counter);
}

thanks to all of you

4 Answers

Miroslav Kovac
Miroslav Kovac
11,440 Points

Do you mean something like this?

public int getTileCount(char tile) {
    int count = 0;
    for (int i = 0; i < mHand.length(); i++) {
        if (mHand.charAt(i) == tile) 
            count++;
    }   
    return count;
}
Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

That will work, you can use a for-each loop to loop through the hand too

for (char letter  : mHand.toCharArray()) {

the only think that I don't understand in regards to this logic is that the char variable tile is not initialized so how can it be compared to a method or even another variable if the tile variable has no value

ammmm now I understand what is going on
thanks Craig ..

I'm having the same problem and I got confused with all these different answers but what line would I put the, for (char letter : mHand.toCharArray()) {

Steve Fielding
Steve Fielding
7,287 Points

you can try this <code> public int getTileCount(char tile) { int count = 0; for(char letter : mHand.toCharArray()) //Because we want to compare each tile with the actually tile in hand if(letter == tile) count++; </code>

Teferi Heye
Teferi Heye
3,448 Points

public int getTileCount(char tile){ int count =0; for(char mtile: mHand.toCharArray()){ if(mHand.indexOf(mtile)== mHand.indexOf(tile)){ count++; }

}
return count;

}