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What is wrong with this code? 'Illegal Start of Type'

What is wrong with this code? 'Illegal Start of Type'

public class PictureBook {
  public String title() {

1 Answer

Justin Horner
Justin Horner
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hello, Coim

You're close to getting this one. The challenge is asking for a public member variable within the PictureBook class, but it looks like your tried adding a title method instead of a member variable. Turn the title method into a member variable, and you'll pass the challenge.

As a refresher, here's an example of a public member variable declared in a class.

public class SomeClassName {
    public String variableName;

I hope this helps. Take care.