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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Testing and Debugging Toast Notifications

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Stuck on Challenge 3 of 3 in Toast

So I got to part 3 of 3 in the challenge but I get the error: Bummer!

JavaTester.java:79: error: not a statement Toast.makeText(this, "All done!!!", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show; ^ 1 error

Here is my code:

String message = "All done!"; Toast allDoneToast = Toast.makeText(this, message, Toast.LENGTH_LONG); allDoneToast.show();

Toast.makeText(this, "All done!!!", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show;

1 Answer

Easy mistake to make: when you're calling a function in Java, you need to include the parentheses! If you leave them off Java thinks you're trying to access a variable or constant instead.

An explanation of why the error says "not a statement" instead of "you forgot parentheses" can be found in this Stack Overflow thread.

3,311 Points

oh oopps, totally forgot the '()' after '.show'