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Thread: I cant wrap my head around this. (I'm also new here so if I'm posting wrong, have some patience!)

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    Question I cant wrap my head around this. (I'm also new here so if I'm posting wrong, have some patience!)

    Okay, this is kinda hard to explain.

    I basically have a list of String variables which are named random objects. Those string variables are assigned colours so
    E.G. String blood = "red"
    String water = "clear"
    String sky = "blue"
    etc etc.... (sorry I dont know how to add the actual code i have written)

    Then I want the user to be able to enter an object into a JOptionPane box thing and receive an answer in the next JOptionPane box, saying
    what colour the object they have entered into the first box is.

    So i have - JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter an object to find out what colour it is");

    and I have - JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,);

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand from then on my brain has gone silent.

    Thank you for any help! I know this is probably something easy but I'm just having a mind blank!


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    Default Re: I cant wrap my head around this. (I'm also new here so if I'm posting wrong, have some patience!)

    It wont work that way. What you need is a relation between your "object" and it's colour. You cannot access a variables name. Have a look at HashMap<String, String>, use the Object as the key and it's colour as the value.

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    Default Re: I cant wrap my head around this. (I'm also new here so if I'm posting wrong, have some patience!)

    Quote Originally Posted by PhHein View Post
    It wont work that way. What you need is a relation between your "object" and it's colour. You cannot access a variables name. Have a look at HashMap<String, String>, use the Object as the key and it's colour as the value.
    I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I'll try and look at some YouTube examples, I think that would help me out. Thanks for letting me know I was on the wrong path anyway!

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