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Thread: help with reading a file, cannot instantiate

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    Default help with reading a file, cannot instantiate

    I am trying to read a plain text file off you the local computer , as far as I know the system is working except for a error I'm getting that I cant seem to get rid of. I haven't see this error before in this setting.

    Cannot Instantiate Type File
    the line of code that is causing the problem

    File inFile = new File(dirPath + foName);


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    Default Re: help with reading a file, cannot instantiate

    Perhaps you have another, abstract, type called File somewhere.

    If so, remove it and import java.io.File (assuming that is the File you mean to use).

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    Default Re: help with reading a file, cannot instantiate

    Briliant that worked, well that part works now

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    Default Re: help with reading a file, cannot instantiate

    You're welcome. Good luck with the rest of the program!

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