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Thread: New to Java, Shape Won't Show in Console

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    Default New to Java, Shape Won't Show in Console

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    I pieced together the code from different parts of this beginners book Im using ("Big Java") and when I input it all I get is the text describing the shape.
    Is it because println doesnt draw shapes, or because they wont show in the compiler's console (Im using Eclipse)? Or possibly a programming error?

    Any help appreciated


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    Default Re: New to Java, Shape Won't Show in Console

    System.out is a PrintStream (see PrintStream (Java Platform SE 6)) - it prints out values of primitives or uses an Objects toString method. It does not take an argument like a Rectangle and print out a Rectange to the console (except printing out what the toString() value of that object produces). You will have to do this manually using loops and characters.

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    Default Re: New to Java, Shape Won't Show in Console

    Thanks for the response!
    Would it be simpler to print it on a Window thing than using loops and characters? I've only been programming for 2 days.

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    Default Re: New to Java, Shape Won't Show in Console

    Quote Originally Posted by BulgeBracket View Post
    Thanks for the response!
    Would it be simpler to print it on a Window thing than using loops and characters? I've only been programming for 2 days.
    I have no idea, since I do not know what your requirements are.

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