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Thread: Dog Class

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    Default Dog Class

    public class Dog
    {

    private String name = newString(); // instance variables
    private String breed = newString();
    private int heightInInches;

    public void setName(String n) // mutator method for name
    {
    name = n;
    }

    public String getBreed() // accessor method for breed
    {
    return breed;
    }

    public void setBreed(String b) // mutator method for breed
    {
    breed = b;
    }

    public int getHeight()
    {
    return heightInInches;
    }

    public void setHeight(int h) // mutator method for height in inches
    {
    if(h >= 1 && h <= 40)
    {
    heightInInches = h;
    }
    else
    {
    System.out.print("Invalid height");
    }
    }

    public String toString() // toString method
    {
    return "Name: " + name + " Breed: " + breed +
    " Height: " + heightInInches;
    }
    } // end of class

    Errors:
    Dog.java:12: cannot find symbol
    symbol : method newString()
    location: class Dog
    private String name = newString(); // instance variables
    ^
    Dog.java:13: cannot find symbol
    symbol : method newString()
    location: class Dog
    private String breed = newString();
    ^
    2 errors


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    The correct way to declare a variable is String astring = new String(); not String astring = newString();

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