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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Exceptions

Why is my throw new exception not working?

public void load(int pezAmount){

int newAmount = pezAmount + mPezCount;
  if (newAmount > MAX_PEZ){
 throw new IllegalArgumentExpression("Too many");
mPezCount = newAmount;


Error: treehouse:~/workspace$ javac Example.java
./PezDispenser.java:32: error: cannot find symbol
throw new IllegalArgumentExpression("Too many");
symbol: class IllegalArgumentExpression
location: class PezDispenser
1 error

1 Answer