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    Question Incompatible types.

    Hi my code is showing incompatible types with my JTextField. Is this not the correct way to do it?

     if(SearchField.equals("Stapler"))

    This is for my button. SearchField = JTextField. The equals in the () is showing up as an incompatible type.

    What should i do to correct it.


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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    Strings are not JTextFields, you need to get what's in the text field to compare with a String.

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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    How would i do that? I need to be able to type in a string in the SearchField and when it equals lets say Stapler i need it to show some information. how do i get whats in the JTextField to compare with a string?

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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    how do i get whats in the JTextField to compare with a string?
    Read the API doc for the JTextField class and find the method that will get the String that is int the text field.
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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    Thanks norm i know its in there somewear and i looked but i cannot find it. Can you narrow it down some?

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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    This one is a little more difficult than usual. The JTextField class extends a class that has the method you are looking for. And that class extends another class which has more methods etc.

    Look at all the methods that return a String.

    Also the first part of the doc has a link that has examples:
    How to Use Text Fields (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)
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    Default Re: Incompatible types.

    Thank you very much. I have another problem. Should i make a new thread or continue on using this one?

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    If its a new problem, start a new thread with a new title.
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