Re: Help to correct error

bH <>
Sat, 2 Aug 2008 16:17:21 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 2, 6:41 pm, Knute Johnson <>

bH wrote:

Hi All,
On opening this program for the first time, I get these errors listed
below. After the data entry and button press I get no error. Using IE
lastest version Tools menu item click to get Sun Java Console to see
this error.

I would appreciate help to correct "on opening up error"


Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-2"
java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: ""
   at java.lang.NumberFormatException.forInputString(Unknown Source=


   at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(Unknown Source)
   at JustaTest.paint(
   at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(Unknown Source)
   at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(Unknown Source)
   at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(Unknown Sourc=


   at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities
$ Source)
   at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)
   at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
   at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown
   at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Sour=


   at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown
   at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
   at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
   at Source)

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

//<applet code ="JustaTest.class" width=300 height=350></applet>

public class JustaTest extends JApplet implements ActionListener {
  Label introLbl = new Label(" Show A Circle");
  Label directionsLbl = new Label(" Enter #'s of Your Color and
  JTextField NumbrColorTxtFld = new JTextField(4); // input color

     JTextField NumbrColorTxtFld = new JTextField("0",4);

  JTextField MeasDiaCircleTxtFld = new JTextField(4);
  Label choiceNumbrSidesLbl = new Label("Enter a 1(red),2(green),
  Label measCircleLbl = new Label("Limit Entry to Measure > 0 and
  Label calculateButtnLbl = new Label( "Click Button to Show ");
  JButton calculateButtn = new JButton("Paint It");

  public void init() {
    Container con = getContentPane();
    con.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

  public void paint(Graphics g) {
// int colorNumber = Integer.parseInt(NumbrColorTxtFld.getText=


       int colorNumber;
       try {
         colorNumber = Integer.parseInt(NumberColorTxtFld.get=


       } catch (NumberFormatException nfe) {
         System.out.println("bad number in NumberColorTxtFld");
         colorNumber = 0;

    System.out.println("NumbrColor = "+ colorNumber);
    int measureDia = Integer.parseInt(MeasDiaCircleTxtFld.getT=


    if ((measureDia<1)||(measureDia>150)){
      measureDia = 3;
    System.out.println("measureDia = "+ measureDia);
    switch (colorNumber){
      case 1:
      case 2:
      case 3:
  public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent thisEvent) {
    System.out.println("inside ActionEvent");
    Object source = thisEvent.getSource();
    if (source == calculateButtn){

paint() is called when an Applet or application is being drawn the first
time. You are throwing an exception because there is no data in the
NumbrColorTxtFld the first time the applet is drawn. Just catch the
exception or put some value in the NumbrColorTxtFld when you create it.

See your code above.


Knute Johnson
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as a reply to Lew,
Thanks for responding.

Translate please "needs a better name"?
Do you mean fewer letters?

As for "checking on inputs to see if they are legal" ?
Textfields are accessable to input alphanumeric, and if I parse in a
run it shows no error if it is an integer.

This is error reported is right at the moment of opening it in IE.
Then in reality, I have to insert a "0" or "0" in both of these
TextFeilds before running the program.

It does not error in the initial opening, if in the "init" these lines
are added.
1. NumbrColorTxtFld.setText("0");
2. MeasDiaCircleTxtFld.setText("0");
And in the "paint " this line is revised to accept the revision
3 if ((measureDia<0)||(measureDia>150)){
What is still disturbing is that the opening the textfields cannot be
blank to
begin with.

as a reply to Knute,
Thanks for stopping by.

For me it errors with this
  JTextField NumbrColorTxtFld = new JTextField(4,"0"); // input color
  JTextField MeasDiaCircleTxtFld = new JTextField(4,"0");

it shows the same for both lines above:

File: C:\Documents and Settings\bH\Desktop\ [line: 10]
Error: cannot find symbol
symbol : constructor JTextField(int,java.lang.String)
location: class javax.swing.JTextField
File: C:\Documents and Settings\bH\Desktop\ [line: 10]
Error: internal error; cannot instantiate
javax.swing.JTextField.<init> at javax.swing.JTextField to ()


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