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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Strings and Chars

M G
M G
2,833 Points

Stuck on Challenge Task 2 Stage 3 Java Objects

Having issues with method "hasTile", I don't know what I am doing wrong, can somebody please help me with this.

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 = Character.toString(tile);
    }

    public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
      boolean isHit = mHand.indexOf(tile) >= 0;
      if (isHit) {
       return true; 
      } else {
      return false;
      }
    }
}

2 Answers

Craig Dennis
STAFF
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Your addTile method is wrong. It needs to append. I will fix that, whoops!

Your second method, hasTile looks good. You could also just return the expression as it returns true or false.

M G
M G
2,833 Points

I got it and fix it. Thank you!

Dane Parchment
MOD
Dane Parchment
Treehouse Moderator 11,074 Points

I haven't done this one before but it seems to me like your hasTile method is not actually returning anything we can fix this one of two ways:

public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
      boolean isHit = mHand.indexOf(tile) >= 0;
      if (isHit) {
       return true; 
      } 
       return false;
    }

Or......

public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
      return mHand.indexOf(tile) >= 0;
}
M G
M G
2,833 Points

Thank you, I appreciate it.