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Thread: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

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    Default Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    I am creating a checkers game and im trying to paint the board but it says the switch is using a string, but its actually not. Here is the code

    public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {


    for (int row = 0; row < 8; row++) {
    for (int col = 0; col < 8; col++) {
    if ( row % 2 == col % 2 )
    g.setColor(Color.LIGHT_GRAY);
    else
    g.setColor(Color.GRAY);
    g.fillRect(2 + col*20, 2 + row*20, 20, 20);
    switch (board.pieceAt(row,col)) {
    case CheckersData.RED:
    g.setColor(Color.RED);
    g.fillOval(4 + col*20, 4 + row*20, 15, 15);
    break;
    }
    }

    And this is the method it calls

    int pieceAt(int row, int col) {
    return board[row][col];
    }

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by glennder; February 2nd, 2012 at 11:52 AM.


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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    If you want help, you'll have to provide an SSCCE (not your whole program) that demonstrates exactly what's going on. As of now we'd just be guessing.
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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    switch (board.pieceAt(row,col)) {

    That is the line it crashes on,
    the pieceAt method is below

    int pieceAt(int row, int col) {
    return board[row][col];
    }

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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    If you want help, you'll have to provide an SSCCE (not your whole program) that demonstrates exactly what's going on. As of now we'd just be guessing.
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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    I reposted the shortend version

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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    It's not just a matter of shortening it- did you read the link I gave you on what an SSCCE should be? It should be short, but it should also be self-contained (so we can just copy and paste it without adding anything) and compilable (in your case, it should show the same compiler error).

    As of now we have no idea what much of your code is doing. We don't have time to go through your whole program, so it's your job to shorten it up to a self-contained example. Actually, in the process of creating an SSCCE, you'll end up figuring out the problem yourself!
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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    Ah i see, i got it working now anyways thanks.

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    Default Re: Strings in switch are not supported in source 1.5...

    What was the problem?
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