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    Default Re: Chess Program

    whats this?
    <FEN String1>;<Description1>
    <FEN String2>;<Description2>
    The text with <>s is meta data. The text inside the <>s describes a piece of data.
    The two line I posted were an example of how to use a special character ( ; ) to separate two fields in the record. Here is an example with two lines with real data:
    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR;Starting position for the King's gambit
    rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/2p5/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR;First move of the King's gambit
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    i use a scanner to read next lines in the file and add it to a string but how can i split the subscription from the fen

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     private void openFile(File file){
           if(file.canRead()){
        	   String filePath = file.getPath();
        	   String fileContents = "";
     
        	   if (filePath.endsWith(".cmd")){
     
        		   try{
        			   Scanner scan = new Scanner(new FileInputStream(file));
        			   while (scan.hasNextLine()){
        				   fileContents+=scan.nextLine();
        			   }
        			   scan.close();
        		   } catch (FileNotFoundException e){}
        		   currentFile = file;
        	   }
        	   else{
        		   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Only cmd files");
        	   }
           }
           else{
        	   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Error loading file");
           }
        }
     
        private void saveFile(File file, String subscription, String fen){
        	BufferedWriter writer = null;
        	String filePath = file.getPath();
        	if (!filePath.endsWith(".cmd")){
        		filePath+=".cmd";
        		try{
        			writer = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter(filePath));{
        			writer.write(content);
        			writer.close();
     
        			}
        		}catch(Exception e){}
        	}
        }


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    The text with <>s is meta data. The text inside the <>s describes a piece of data.
    The two line I posted were an example of how to use a special character ( ; ) to separate two fields in the record. Here is an example with two lines with real data:
    rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR;Starting position for the King's gambit
    rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/2p5/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR;First move of the King's gambit
    where do i have to add that code with the separation and do i need a scanner
    is my code above correct?
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    Default Re: Chess Program

    but how can i split the subscription from the fen
    Did you read my last two posts? I described how to use a separator character to separate the parts/fields of the lines/records and use the split() method to get the separate fields.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Chess Program

    Yes i read your posts! But i dont know how to apply that.

    I have to use the bufferedwriter right? and if i write something to the file i need infopanel.getFen and infopanel.getDescription to get the text.

    But i dont know how to apply the meta data

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    if (!filePath.endsWith(".cmd")){
        		filePath+=".cmd";
        		try{
        			writer = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter(filePath));{
        			writer.write(infopanel.getSubscription());
        			writer.write(infopanel.getFen());
        			writer.close();
     
        			}
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    how to apply the meta data
    You don't "apply meta data". It's a way of describing things in general terms when talking about data.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    yes but you have to code this in java right? so the program knows we want to save it that way

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    its more like how can i code that? I access the data with infopanel.getFen() and infopanel.getDescription. What code in java tells i want to save it that way field record<> and ; separator and how can i access them if i open a file and put the fen and description back in the jtextfield
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    Default Re: Chess Program

    The <>s were used to delimit some text for describing data. They are not part of the data or intended to be used in the program.

    post#201 had two sample lines that a program could have written to save a FEN and a description.
    When each line was written the two fields were separated by a ;
    When each line is read, it can be separated into the two fields by using the split() method.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Chess Program

    this piece of code is working. It reads the lines i have saved in a file but this is the result and puts both lines in the subscription bar. Any idea how i can separate them?

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    private void openFile(File file){
           if(file.canRead()){
        	   String filePath = file.getPath();
        	   String fileContents = "";
     
        	   if (filePath.endsWith(".cmd")){
     
        		   try{
        			   Scanner scan = new Scanner(new FileInputStream(file));
        			   while (scan.hasNextLine()){
        				   infopanel.setSubscription(scan.nextLine());
        				   infopanel.setFen(scan.nextLine());
     
        				   chessboard.setSquaresEmpty();
        				   fen.scanFenInput(infopanel.getFen());
     
        				   this.remove(chessboardview);
        					//this.pack();
        				   chessboardview = new ChessBoardView(chessboard);
        				   contentpane.add(chessboardview, BorderLayout.WEST);
        				   this.pack();   
        			   }
        			   scan.close();
        		   } catch (FileNotFoundException e){}
        		   currentFile = file;
        	   }
        	   else{
        		   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Only cmd files");
        	   }
     
           }
           else{
        	   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Error loading file");
           }
        }

    it has to do with the scan.nextLine() part

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    maybe as you suggested the .split() method but dont know how to separate them with scan.nextLine();
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    Default Re: Chess Program

    how i can separate them?
    Put a special character between them when they are written.
    Use that character with the String class's split() method to separate them after the line has been read.
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    Default Re: Chess Program

    i understand sorry i am slow witted

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    one question after i split them how can i add them to the different .setFen() and .setSubscription() methods
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    after i split them how can i add them to the different
    Look at where they are when they have been split. Then you'll know.
    I assume that you know what an array is and how to access its elements.

    BTW the code in post#208 is poorly designed. The openFile() method should read the data from the file, separate it into parts, put the parts into a class object and add it to an arraylist. After all the lines have be read/split/added to the arraylist, the openFile() ,method should return the arraylist to a better place in the program where it could build the GUI using the contents of the arraylist.
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    Default Re: Chess Program

    fucked up the program

    the imageicons in chesspiecesview class are null pointers tried to add them but doesnt work. I made a folder in eclipse with the name assets copied the .gif files in this map and in eclipse

    private final static ImageIcon BPW = new ImageIcon
    (ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bpw.gif"));

    but i get nullpointers and the program doesnt work anymore how is this possible

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    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
    at controller.Controller.setupProgram(Controller.java :219)
    at controller.Controller.<init>(Controller.java:54)
    at controller.Main.main(Main.java:9)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at javax.swing.ImageIcon.<init>(ImageIcon.java:205)
    at view.ChessPiecesView.<clinit>(ChessPiecesView.java :17)
    ... 3 more

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    the code.... how is this possible? its crap

    package view;
     
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
     
    import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
    import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
     
    import controller.Controller;
    import model.ChessPiece;
    import model.ChessBoard;
     
    public class ChessPiecesView {
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BPW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bpw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BRW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/brw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BNW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bnw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BBW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bbw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BQW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bqw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BKW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bkw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BRB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/brb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BNB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bnb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BBB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bbb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BQB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bqb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BKB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bkb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon BPB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/bpb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WPW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wpw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WRW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wrw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WNW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wnw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WBW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wbw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WQW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wqw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WKW = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wkw.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WRB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wrb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WNB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wnb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WBB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wbb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WQB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wqb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WKB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wkb.gif"));
     
    	private final static ImageIcon WPB = new ImageIcon 
    	(ChessPiecesView.class.getResource("assets/wpb.gif"));
     
    	private ChessBoard chessboard;
     
    	public ChessPiecesView(ChessBoard chessboard){
     
    		this.chessboard = chessboard;
    		addPieceImage();
    	}
     
    	public void addPieceImage(){
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(0).setImageWhite(BRW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(0).setImageBrown(BRB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(1).setImageWhite(BNW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(1).setImageBrown(BNB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(2).setImageWhite(BBW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(2).setImageBrown(BBB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(3).setImageWhite(BQW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(3).setImageBrown(BQB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(4).setImageWhite(BKW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(4).setImageBrown(BKB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(5).setImageWhite(BPW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(5).setImageBrown(BPB);
     
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(6).setImageWhite(WRW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(6).setImageBrown(WRB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(7).setImageWhite(WNW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(7).setImageBrown(WNB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(8).setImageWhite(WBW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(8).setImageBrown(WBB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(9).setImageWhite(WQW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(9).setImageBrown(WQB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(10).setImageWhite(WKW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(10).setImageBrown(WKB);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(11).setImageWhite(WPW);
    		 chessboard.getAllPieces().get(11).setImageBrown(WPB);
     
    	}
     }
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    but i get nullpointers and the program doesnt work anymore how is this possible
    The folder with the resources must be on the classpath. Is assets folder in a folder at the end of the classpath?

    If the path to an image file is: C:\AFolder\assets\afile.gif
    then the classpath should have: C:\AFolder
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    i have a map in the package assets. this map contains the chesspieces .gif files. Next i made a new package in the src folder and imported the assets map in the view package
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    i have a map in the package assets.
    What is a "map"? A class? A file? A folder? ???
    Your description of your actions sounds like you are doing something with your IDE.
    I don't understand how to use your IDE and can not help you configure it for your program.
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    Default Re: Chess Program

    hello any idea how i can set a accelerator for a menu item with shift, mac, letter

    item.setAccelerator(KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(
    java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_S,
    java.awt.Event.META_MASK));

    this but with the shift key before the meta_mask mac
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    Sorry, I have no ideas how to do that.
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    and do you know how i can make an desktop executable? i have my code in eclipse with a main method in the controller class but i want something with a pictogram so i starts like a normal program should do
    System.out.println(" dream in code ");

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    Create an executable jar file. On Windows with a JRE installed, double clicking in an executable jar file will start the program executing.
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