Re: Help with Simple If else Statement

"Daniel Pitts" <>
15 Feb 2007 17:08:14 -0800
On Feb 15, 9:34 am, "BlackJackal" <> wrote:

When you work though iteration 0, and emptitles[0] does not match, what
does the if-then-else do?

Eureka!!! It sets the jobtitledisplay JTextField to "No Match Found"
thus causing nothing else to match. Thank You so much!

What is the best way around this? Would it be to stick the JLabel in
the container afrer the button or something else?

I would start out by changing your design a little bit:

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.awt.*;
public class EmployeeTitle extends JApplet
                           implements ActionListener {
   JTextField nameEntry = new JTextField(10);
   JTextField titleEntry = new JTextField(10);

   JButton button = new JButton("Search");

   JLabel nameLabel = new JLabel("Employee First and Last Name");
   JLabel titleLabel = new JLabel("Employee Job Title");
   JLabel resultLabel = new JLabel("");

   Employee[] employees = {
        new Employee("Robert McDougal", "Computer Technician"),
        new Employee("Christy McDougal", "Office Manager"),
        new Employee("Tyler Smith", "Superman")

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

   public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
      if (e.getSource() == button) {
         for (Employee employee: employees) {
            if (employee.getTitle().equals(titleEntry.getText()) {
            if (employee.getName().equals(nameEntry.getText()) {
         result.setText("No match found!");

class Employee {
    private final String name;
    private final String title;
    public Employee(String name, String title) { = name;
        this.title = title;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public String getTitle() {
        return title;

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