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Thread: Getting an error when opening a new Window through a JMenuItem

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    Default Getting an error when opening a new Window through a JMenuItem

    Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: addin - Pastebin.com is the error I am getting(It's a link, I see that this forums likes to replace the link with the title of the page).
    This is my code:
    if ("fileMenu-debug-debug".equals(e.getActionCommand())) {
    	if (debugWindow != null) {
    		debugWindow.reload(windowTitle, windowWidth, windowHeight);
    	} else {
    		debugWindow = new gameWindow.Window(true, windowTitle, windowWidth, windowHeight);
    	}
    }
    This opens the window, but it gives that error. It doesn't seem to do any harm, it's just annoying.
    Any idea what may have caused it?


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    Default Re: Getting an error when opening a new Window through a JMenuItem

    Please copy and paste the full text of the error message here on the forum.
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    Select Edit and click 'Copy'

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    Default Re: Getting an error when opening a new Window through a JMenuItem

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Please copy and paste the full text of the error message here on the forum.
    To copy the contents of the command prompt window:
    Click on Icon in upper left corner
    Select Edit
    Select 'Select All' - The selection will show
    Click in upper left again
    Select Edit and click 'Copy'

    Paste here.
    Pastebin not allowed? Okay then.

    Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: adding a window to a container
    at java.awt.Container.checkNotAWindow(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.addImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.add(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.JFrame.addImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.add(Unknown Source)
    at gameWindow.Window.<init>(Window.java:18)
    at main.Main.actionPerformed(Main.java:72)
    at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unk nown Source)
    at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed (Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed (Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.AbstractButton.doClick(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI.doClick(Unk nown Source)
    at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicMenuItemUI$Handler.mou seReleased(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent( Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(U nknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unkno wn Source)
    at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.access$000(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectio nPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectio nPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$2.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$2.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectio nPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilter s(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(U nknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarch y(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

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    Default Re: Getting an error when opening a new Window through a JMenuItem

    Pastebin not allowed?
    It's easier to copy and paste text from posted messages.

    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: adding a window to a container
    at java.awt.Container.checkNotAWindow(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.addImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.add(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.JFrame.addImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.add(Unknown Source)
    at gameWindow.Window.<init>(Window.java:18)
    The code is trying to add an object that extends a window to a container at line 18 in the class Window.
    The JVM does not allow that.

    BTW Window is a Java class. Naming classes with the same name as java classes is confusing.

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