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Thread: Cannot declare an array var within a class

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    Default Cannot declare an array var within a class

    Well, this makes no sense. Here's the code:

    package cardsexercise;
     
    class Card {
     
        private String[] suit, rank;
        suit = new String[4];
        rank = new String[13];
    }
     
     
    public class CardsExercise {
     
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
        }
    }

    This is for one of the Java tutorial exercises.

    So, I have under the Card class, as you can see, a declaration of two string[] vars, and then their assignments.

    Trouble is, when I enter their assignments, Netbeans is throwing me an error, "cannot find symbol/symbol: class suit/location: Class card/<identifier> expected."

    It's like it thinks suit and rank are supposed to be classes, even though I JUST declared them as string[] variables.

    What's the deal with that?

    -s45


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    Default Re: Cannot declare an array var within a class

    The only thing you can place outside a method, constructor or static block is the declaration of variables. The first line is ok but the second and third line are normal lines of code which must be inside a method, constructor or static block.
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    Default Re: Cannot declare an array var within a class

    Quote Originally Posted by Junky View Post
    The only thing you can place outside a method, constructor or static block is the declaration of variables. The first line is ok but the second and third line are normal lines of code which must be inside a method, constructor or static block.
    So THAT'S what those initialization blocks in that one lesson were for. Well, that wasn't explained. What they were used for I mean. I guess now I know lol. Thanks!

    -s45

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