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Thread: Please explain why I get this error...

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    Default Please explain why I get this error...

    public class Votes 
    {
    	private int voteNumber;
    	private String candidateName;
    	private Votes next;
     
        public Votes(int v, String n) 
        {
        	voteNumber=v;
    		candidateName=n;
    		next=null;
        }
     
        public Votes addVote(int v, String n)
    	{
    		Votes c;
    		c=new Votes(v,n);
    		c.setNext(this);
    		return c;
    	}
     
        public String toString()
    	{
    		String r;
    		r=voteNumber + ". " + candidateName + "\n";
    		if (next != null)
    		{
    			return r=r + next.toString();
    		}
    		return r;	
    	}
    }
     
    public class Harness 
    {
    	public static void main(String[] args) 
    	{
    		Votes myVote;
    		myVote=new Votes(1,"Julia");
    		System.out.println(myVote.toString());
        }
    }

    JCreator Pro\MyProjects\Votes\Votes.java:27: error: cannot find symbol
    c.setNext(this);
    ^
    symbol: method setNext(Votes)
    location: variable c of type Votes
    1 error

    Process completed.

    Thanks alot


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    Default Re: Please explain why I get this error...

    cannot find symbol
    c.setNext(this);
    The compiler is complaining that you're trying to call a method, setNext(...) that the Votes class simply doesn't have. I happen to agree with the compiler since I don't see that method anywhere in your code.

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    Default Re: Please explain why I get this error...

    Excellent. Thank you

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    Default Re: Please explain why I get this error...

    You're welcome!

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