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    Default beginner needs help with simple problem

    public class WelcomeName{
    String myName="david";



    public static void main(String[] args){
    System.out.println("Welcome");
    System.out.println(myName);
    System.out.print("to the Java World");

    }
    }
    As u can see from my code i am trying to print out;
    Welcome
    david
    to the Java World
    When I try to compile the program i get an error saying "non-static variable cannot be referenced from a static context".
    I have searched for ages for a solution to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: beginner needs help with simple problem

    it's because the
    public class WelcomeName{
    String myName="david";        // this is put in the wrong spot, it should be within the main method
     
    public static void main(String[] args){
    System.out.println("Welcome");
    System.out.println(myName);
    System.out.print("to the Java World");
     
    }

    Actually, you can leave it out there but I don't think that you are that far in Java yet. Basically, you just need to move the variable into the main method, otherwise it won't be able to reference it.

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    Default Re: beginner needs help with simple problem

    Cheers thats a mistake i wont be making again.

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