Re: Help with code...

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:53:32 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 28, 10:04 pm, "Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe> wrote: wrote:

I'm trying to complete a homework assignment ...

A good group for Java beginners is

...And here is what I have so far:

That code was a pretty good description of your problem,
but the lines wrapped and had to be fixed before it would
compile and the error became clear to me.

To help avoid line-wrap in code, use the TWC

Here is the fixed code, with comments. Note that this is an
SSCCE that spans only 68 characters width. Hopefully
it should not line-wrap.

import javax.swing.JOptionPane;

/* - This program calculates the total
  of your monthly bills.
Input: Bill type and bill amount.
Output: Prints the total of your monthly bills. */
public class MonthlyBills
    public static void main(String args[])
        /** Description of bill. */
        String billType;
        /** String version of bill amount. */
        String stringAmount;
        /** Amount of the bill. */
        double billAmount;
        /** Accumulates sum of bills. */
        double sum = 0;

            // This input statement asks the user to
            // enter a bill type or the word none.
            billType = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(
                "Enter bill type or the word done to quit.");

            // String comparison needs to be done using .equals()
            // to check equality of the contents, as opposed to
            // the String objects
                // This input statement asks your user
                // to enter a bill amount.
                stringAmount = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(
                    "Enter amount of bill");

                // This statement converts the string version
                // of the amount to a double.
                billAmount = Double.parseDouble(stringAmount);

                //This totals up the amount of the bills
                sum += billAmount;


            // This statement displays the sum of monthly bills.
            System.out.println("Sum of monthly bills is $: " + sum);

            // This statement causes the program to exit.

    } // End of main() method.

} // End of MonthlyBills class.


Andrew Thompson

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Andrew, you're my hero! I have spent several nights looking at this
simple program and it was driving me nuts. I don't think that I can
turn in your answer but I do thank you for your help. In our book it
has example of all the operators and what they mean but not so much as
to how to use them. The ! in front of the billType I would have never
figured out. Thanks again!

So when you refer to a string you have to use .value() to check for
equality but not for double? Is that right?

Thanks again,

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