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Thread: Calendar help - who is wrong, me or Netbeans?

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    Angry Calendar help - who is wrong, me or Netbeans?

    I want to set a couple of dates on Calendars and do a couple of very simple things with them, but I can't even seem to set a date.
    I have this:

    "package pointscalculator;
    import java.util.*;

    public class Week {
    Calendar startDate = Calendar.getInstance();
    startDate.set(2012,6,21,0,0);
    ...[other code]......"

    Netbeans reckons that this is illegal, but in both the books I have this should work.
    The Netbeans error:
    "package startDate does not exist
    <identifier> expected
    illegal start of type"

    I can't work out what I've done wrong. Or has my Netbeans spazzed out in some crappy way?


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    Default Re: Calendar help - who is wrong, me or Netbeans?

    Take netbeans out of the picture- compile via the command prompt. Do you still get the error? If so, it's your fault. If not, it's netbeans's fault.

    If it is indeed your fault (and I expect it is), you should put together an SSCCE that demonstrates the problem.
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    Default Re: Calendar help - who is wrong, me or Netbeans?

    I also moved this thread, as it doesn't directly deal with Collections or generics.
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    Default Re: Calendar help - who is wrong, me or Netbeans?

    Why are you calling methods (startDate.set(2012,6,21,0,0);) outside of a constructor or method? That is probably what it is complaining about.
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