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Thread: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

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    Default no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    Hi! My program is a memory game similar to a Nintendo DS game named Brain Age. My program flashes 30 words and gives the user 2 minutes to memorize all of them. Then the user is given 3 minutes to type as many words from the shown list. The 30 words are contained in a text file called 4 letter words.txt which is attached in this post. At first I tried to flash the words in the same order as they are placed in the 4 letter words.txt file but then I later decided that I want my program to flash the words in a random order instead so that the words would appear in an order different from how they are originally ordered in the 4 letter words.txt file. Which is why I commented out the following lines:

    BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
    String line = fileIn1.readLine();
    String words30 = "";
    for (int i = 0; i < 31 ; i++)
    {
    words30 = fileIn1.readLine();
    }

    and added the following lines:

    ArrayList words30 = new ArrayList();
    String line;
    BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
    line = fileIn1.readLine();
    while ( line != null)
    {
    words30.add(line);
    line = fileIn1.readLine();
    }
    Collections.shuffle(words30);

    However, when I tried compiling it, I got an error: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea(ArrayList)

    wordsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(words30);
    ^

    so what should I do now? thanks in advance!

     
    import java.awt.Component;
    import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.BufferedWriter;
    import java.io.File;
    import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
    import java.io.FileReader;
    import java.io.FileWriter;
    import java.io.PrintWriter;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.util.logging.Level;
    import java.util.logging.Logger;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.KeyStroke;
    import javax.swing.WindowConstants;
    import java.io.*;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.Collections;
     
    /*
     * To change this template, choose Tools | Templates
     * and open the template in the editor.
     */
     
    /*
     * gameMenudraft1.java
     *
     * Created on 25-Mar-2013, 1:17:40 PM
     */
    /**
     *
     * @author hp
     */
    public class gameMenudraft1 extends javax.swing.JFrame {
     
        /** Creates new form gameMenudraft1 */
        public gameMenudraft1() {
            initComponents();
     
        }
     
        /** This method is called from within the constructor to
         * initialize the form.
         * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
         * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
         */
        @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
        // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">//GEN-BEGIN:initComponents
        private void initComponents() {
     
            instructionsDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            backToMenuInstructionsDialog = new javax.swing.JButton();
            instructionsScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            instructionsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
            instructionsLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            aboutTheGameDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            backToMenuGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
            aboutTheGameScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            aboutTheGameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            aboutTheDevelopersLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            backToMenuDevelopersDialog = new javax.swing.JButton();
            developersTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            triciaTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            patrickTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            stephTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            logInNewGameFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
            playersDetailsPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
            nameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            nameTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField();
            startGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
            backToMenuLogIn = new javax.swing.JButton();
            wordsFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
            wordsScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            try{
    /*            BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
                String line = fileIn1.readLine();
                String words30 = "";
                for (int i = 0; i < 31 ; i++)
                {
                    words30 = fileIn1.readLine();
                }
    */
    		ArrayList words30 = new ArrayList();
    		String line;
    		BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
    		line = fileIn1.readLine();
    		while ( line != null)
    		{
    		words30.add(line);
    		line = fileIn1.readLine();
    		}
    		Collections.shuffle(words30);
     
                wordsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(words30);
                testButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                wordsFrameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                hallOfFameFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
                hallOfFameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                hallOfFameScroll = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
                BufferedReader fileIn = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("names.txt"));
                String fileName = fileIn.readLine();
                hallOfFameTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(fileName);
                backToMenuHallButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                userInputFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
                userInputTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField();
                jScrollPane3 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
                userInputTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
                submitButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                userInputLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                MenuBargameMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
                fileMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                newGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                exitGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                instructionsMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenuSeparator1 = new javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator();
                aboutTheGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                MemoryGameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                newGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                instructionsButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                hallOfFameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                quitButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                MenuBargameMenu = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
                fileMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                newGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                exitGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                instructionsMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenuSeparator = new javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator();
                aboutTheGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
     
                instructionsDialog.setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE);
                instructionsDialog.setTitle("How to play the Memory Game");
                instructionsDialog.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                instructionsDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(570, 370));
                instructionsDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteLayout());
     
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(backToMenuInstructionsDialog, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(180, 270, 180, 40));
     
                instructionsTextArea.setBackground(new java.awt.Color(0, 0, 0));
                instructionsTextArea.setColumns(20);
                instructionsTextArea.setEditable(false);
                instructionsTextArea.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Candara", 1, 14));
                instructionsTextArea.setForeground(new java.awt.Color(255, 255, 255));
                instructionsTextArea.setRows(5);
                instructionsTextArea.setTabSize(4);
                instructionsTextArea.setText("\t\t\n\t            The player will be given a list of 30  4-letter words.\n\n\n\tThe player needs to study and memorize as many as possible. \n\n\n\tAfter 2 minutes, the player will be given 3 minutes to type down \n\t       all the words that he/she can remember from the list.\n\n\n\t\t \t\tENJOY!\t\t");
                instructionsTextArea.setToolTipText("Instructions\n");
                instructionsTextArea.setWrapStyleWord(true);
                instructionsTextArea.setAlignmentX(5.0F);
                instructionsTextArea.setBorder(null);
                instructionsScrollPane.setViewportView(instructionsTextArea);
                instructionsTextArea.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleName("Instructions");
     
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(instructionsScrollPane, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(40, 80, 470, 180));
     
                instructionsLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42));
                instructionsLabel.setText("How to play the game");
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(instructionsLabel, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(20, 20, -1, -1));
     
                instructionsDialog.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("");
     
                aboutTheGameDialog.setTitle("About Memory Game");
                aboutTheGameDialog.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                aboutTheGameDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(450, 390));
                aboutTheGameDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                backToMenuGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuGameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuGameButton.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuGameButton.setToolTipText("About the game");
                backToMenuGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                aboutTheGameScrollPane.setToolTipText("About the game");
     
                aboutTheGameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
                aboutTheGameLabel.setText("About the game");
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout aboutTheGameDialogLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(aboutTheGameDialog.getContentPane());
                aboutTheGameDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(aboutTheGameDialogLayout);
                aboutTheGameDialogLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap(33, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, false)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheGameScrollPane)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheGameLabel))
                                .addGap(32, 32, 32))
                            .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addComponent(backToMenuGameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 169, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                                .addGap(128, 128, 128))))
                );
                aboutTheGameDialogLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGap(20, 20, 20)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheGameLabel)
                        .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheGameScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuGameButton)
                        .addContainerGap(28, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
     
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setTitle("Developers of this game");
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(590, 450));
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                aboutTheDevelopersLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
                aboutTheDevelopersLabel.setText("About the developers");
     
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                developersTab.setToolTipText("");
                developersTab.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                developersTab.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Batang", 0, 18));
                developersTab.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(50, 100));
     
                triciaTab.setTabLayoutPolicy(javax.swing.JTabbedPane.SCROLL_TAB_LAYOUT);
                triciaTab.setToolTipText("Details about Tricia the developer");
                triciaTab.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                triciaTab.setDebugGraphicsOptions(javax.swing.DebugGraphics.FLASH_OPTION);
                triciaTab.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(200, 150));
                developersTab.addTab("Tricia Casiquin", triciaTab);
     
                patrickTab.setToolTipText("Details about Patrick the developer");
                developersTab.addTab("Patrick Gonzales", patrickTab);
     
                stephTab.setToolTipText("Details about Steph the developer");
                developersTab.addTab("Stephanie Malcampo", stephTab);
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(aboutTheDevelopersDialog.getContentPane());
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout);
                aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(29, 29, 29)
                                .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, false)
                                    .addComponent(developersTab, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheDevelopersLabel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)))
                            .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(224, 224, 224)
                                .addComponent(backToMenuDevelopersDialog)))
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGap(23, 23, 23)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheDevelopersLabel)
                        .addGap(19, 19, 19)
                        .addComponent(developersTab, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuDevelopersDialog)
                        .addContainerGap())
                );
     
                logInNewGameFrame.setTitle("Start Game");
                logInNewGameFrame.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                logInNewGameFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(380, 280));
                logInNewGameFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                playersDetailsPanel.setBorder(javax.swing.BorderFactory.createTitledBorder("Player's name"));
                playersDetailsPanel.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(400, 400));
     
                nameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Tahoma", 0, 14));
                nameLabel.setText("Name:");
     
                nameTextField.setToolTipText("Type in your name");
     
                startGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 28));
                startGameButton.setText("Start Game!");
                startGameButton.setToolTipText("To start game");
                startGameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                startGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        startGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout playersDetailsPanelLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(playersDetailsPanel);
                playersDetailsPanel.setLayout(playersDetailsPanelLayout);
                playersDetailsPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(97, 97, 97)
                                .addComponent(startGameButton))
                            .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addContainerGap()
                                .addComponent(nameLabel)
                                .addGap(27, 27, 27)
                                .addComponent(nameTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                playersDetailsPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                            .addComponent(nameTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 25, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                            .addComponent(nameLabel))
                        .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                        .addComponent(startGameButton)
                        .addContainerGap())
                );
     
                backToMenuLogIn.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24));
                backToMenuLogIn.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuLogIn.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuLogIn.setToolTipText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuLogIn.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                backToMenuLogIn.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuLogInActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout logInNewGameFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(logInNewGameFrame.getContentPane());
                logInNewGameFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(logInNewGameFrameLayout);
                logInNewGameFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                                .addComponent(playersDetailsPanel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 334, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                            .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(102, 102, 102)
                                .addComponent(backToMenuLogIn, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 164, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                        .addContainerGap(25, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                logInNewGameFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap()
                        .addComponent(playersDetailsPanel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 163, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuLogIn)
                        .addContainerGap(20, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
     
                wordsFrame.setTitle("Memory Game");
                wordsFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(500, 450));
                wordsFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            } catch (Exception e) { }
            wordsTextArea.setColumns(20);
            wordsTextArea.setEditable(false);
            wordsTextArea.setRows(5);
            wordsScrollPane.setViewportView(wordsTextArea);
     
            testButton.setText("this leads to the user input frame");
            testButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    testButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            wordsFrameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 36)); // NOI18N
            wordsFrameLabel.setText("Memorize as many words as you can");
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout wordsFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(wordsFrame.getContentPane());
            wordsFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(wordsFrameLayout);
            wordsFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(139, 139, 139)
                            .addComponent(testButton))
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(36, 36, 36)
                            .addComponent(wordsFrameLabel))
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(48, 48, 48)
                            .addComponent(wordsScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 376, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                    .addContainerGap(48, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
            wordsFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addComponent(wordsFrameLabel)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                    .addComponent(wordsScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(testButton)
                    .addGap(57, 57, 57))
            );
     
            hallOfFameFrame.setTitle("Hall of Fame");
            hallOfFameFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(380, 350));
            hallOfFameFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            hallOfFameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
            hallOfFameLabel.setText("Hall of Fame");
     
            hallOfFameTextArea.setColumns(20);
            hallOfFameTextArea.setEditable(false);
            hallOfFameTextArea.setRows(5);
            hallOfFameScroll.setViewportView(hallOfFameTextArea);
     
            backToMenuHallButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
            backToMenuHallButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
            backToMenuHallButton.setText("Back to Menu");
            backToMenuHallButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout hallOfFameFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(hallOfFameFrame.getContentPane());
            hallOfFameFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(hallOfFameFrameLayout);
            hallOfFameFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap(25, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addComponent(hallOfFameLabel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING)
                        .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(85, 85, 85)
                            .addComponent(backToMenuHallButton)
                            .addGap(96, 96, 96))
                        .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(26, 26, 26)
                            .addComponent(hallOfFameScroll, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 256, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                    .addGap(24, 24, 24))
            );
            hallOfFameFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(19, 19, 19)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameLabel)
                    .addGap(11, 11, 11)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameScroll, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 152, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(backToMenuHallButton)
                    .addContainerGap(19, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            userInputFrame.setTitle("Memory Game");
            userInputFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(600, 500));
            userInputFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            userInputTextField.setColumns(2);
            userInputTextField.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Tahoma", 0, 14)); // NOI18N
            userInputTextField.setHorizontalAlignment(javax.swing.JTextField.CENTER);
            userInputTextField.setToolTipText("Enter word here");
            userInputTextField.setBorder(null);
            userInputTextField.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.TEXT_CURSOR));
     
            userInputTextArea.setColumns(3);
            userInputTextArea.setEditable(false);
            userInputTextArea.setForeground(new java.awt.Color(255, 0, 0));
            userInputTextArea.setLineWrap(true);
            userInputTextArea.setRows(5);
            userInputTextArea.setWrapStyleWord(true);
            userInputTextArea.setBorder(null);
            jScrollPane3.setViewportView(userInputTextArea);
            userInputTextArea.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("Correct words you entered");
     
            submitButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
            submitButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_ENTER);
            submitButton.setText("Submit");
            submitButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    submitButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            userInputLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 36)); // NOI18N
            userInputLabel.setText("List as many words that you can remember");
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.setToolTipText("Menu Bar");
            MenuBargameMenu1.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            MenuBargameMenu1.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Segoe UI", 0, 14));
            MenuBargameMenu1.setInheritsPopupMenu(true);
     
            fileMenu1.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_F);
            fileMenu1.setText("File");
            fileMenu1.setToolTipText("File");
            fileMenu1.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            fileMenu1.setIconTextGap(5);
            fileMenu1.setName("File"); // NOI18N
     
            newGameMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_N, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            newGameMenuItem1.setText("New Game");
            newGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu1.add(newGameMenuItem1);
     
            exitGameMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_Q, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            exitGameMenuItem1.setText("Exit Game");
            exitGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu1.add(exitGameMenuItem1);
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.add(fileMenu1);
     
            helpMenu1.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_H);
            helpMenu1.setText("Help");
            helpMenu1.setToolTipText("Help");
     
            instructionsMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_I, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            instructionsMenuItem1.setText("How to Play");
            instructionsMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(instructionsMenuItem1);
            helpMenu1.add(helpMenuSeparator1);
     
            aboutTheGameMenuItem1.setText("About the Game");
            aboutTheGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(aboutTheGameMenuItem1);
     
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1.setText("About the Developers");
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1);
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.add(helpMenu1);
     
            userInputFrame.setJMenuBar(MenuBargameMenu1);
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout userInputFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(userInputFrame.getContentPane());
            userInputFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(userInputFrameLayout);
            userInputFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap(87, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                                .addComponent(jScrollPane3, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 318, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                    .addGap(51, 51, 51)
                                    .addComponent(userInputTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                    .addGap(82, 82, 82)
                                    .addComponent(submitButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 126, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                            .addGap(139, 139, 139))
                        .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addComponent(userInputLabel)
                            .addGap(70, 70, 70))))
            );
            userInputFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(userInputLabel)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                    .addComponent(jScrollPane3, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 185, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(userInputTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 40, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(submitButton)
                    .addContainerGap(31, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
            setTitle("Memory Game");
            setBackground(new java.awt.Color(153, 255, 153));
            setBounds(new java.awt.Rectangle(0, 0, 0, 0));
            setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(470, 350));
            setResizable(false);
     
            MemoryGameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 53));
            MemoryGameLabel.setText("Memory Game");
     
            newGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30)); // NOI18N
            newGameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_N);
            newGameButton.setText("New Game");
            newGameButton.setToolTipText("To start new game");
            newGameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            newGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            instructionsButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            instructionsButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_I);
            instructionsButton.setText("Instructions");
            instructionsButton.setToolTipText("To know how to play the game");
            instructionsButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            instructionsButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            hallOfFameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            hallOfFameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_P);
            hallOfFameButton.setText("Hall of Fame");
            hallOfFameButton.setToolTipText("To see rank of players ");
            hallOfFameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            hallOfFameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            quitButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            quitButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_Q);
            quitButton.setText("Quit");
            quitButton.setToolTipText("To exit game");
            quitButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            quitButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    quitButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            MenuBargameMenu.setToolTipText("Menu Bar");
            MenuBargameMenu.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            MenuBargameMenu.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Segoe UI", 0, 14));
            MenuBargameMenu.setInheritsPopupMenu(true);
     
            fileMenu.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_F);
            fileMenu.setText("File");
            fileMenu.setToolTipText("File");
            fileMenu.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            fileMenu.setIconTextGap(5);
            fileMenu.setName("File"); // NOI18N
     
            newGameMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_N, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            newGameMenuItem.setText("New Game");
            newGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu.add(newGameMenuItem);
     
            exitGameMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_Q, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            exitGameMenuItem.setText("Exit Game");
            exitGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu.add(exitGameMenuItem);
     
            MenuBargameMenu.add(fileMenu);
     
            helpMenu.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_H);
            helpMenu.setText("Help");
     
            instructionsMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_I, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            instructionsMenuItem.setText("How to Play");
            instructionsMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(instructionsMenuItem);
            helpMenu.add(helpMenuSeparator);
     
            aboutTheGameMenuItem.setText("About the Game");
            aboutTheGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(aboutTheGameMenuItem);
     
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem.setText("About the Developers");
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem);
     
            MenuBargameMenu.add(helpMenu);
     
            setJMenuBar(MenuBargameMenu);
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout layout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
            getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
            layout.setHorizontalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(42, 42, 42)
                    .addComponent(MemoryGameLabel)
                    .addGap(28, 28, 28))
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(106, 106, 106)
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING)
                        .addComponent(quitButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(instructionsButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(newGameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(hallOfFameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                    .addGap(127, 127, 127))
            );
            layout.setVerticalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addComponent(MemoryGameLabel)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(newGameButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(instructionsButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(quitButton)
                    .addContainerGap(15, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            java.awt.Dimension screenSize = java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize();
            setBounds((screenSize.width-473)/2, (screenSize.height-355)/2, 473, 355);
        }// </editor-fold>//GEN-END:initComponents
     
        private void quitButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_quitButtonActionPerformed
     
           // System.exit(0);
     
            int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_quitButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsButtonActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed
     
        private void exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
             int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameButtonActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
            //logInNewGameFrame.isAncestorOf(JFrame);
     
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuLogInActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuLogInActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuLogInActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void startGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_startGameButtonActionPerformed
     
           try{
            String name = nameTextField.getText();
            nameTextField.selectAll();
           // boolean append = true;
     
            if (name.equals(""))
            {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(logInNewGameFrame, "You did not enter your name. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);  
            }
            else
            {
                  PrintWriter fileWrite = new PrintWriter("names.txt");
                  //  BufferedReader fileIn = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("name.txt"));
                   // FileWriter outFile = new FileWriter("name.txt");
     
                    fileWrite.write("\t" + name);
                    //outFile.write("\t" + name);
     
                    fileWrite.close();
                     //outFile.close();
     
                wordsFrame.setVisible(true);
                logInNewGameFrame.dispose();
     
            }
          } catch(Exception e) { }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_startGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
              int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to start another game?", "Start new?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION:  logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
                                                userInputFrame.dispose();
                                                   //pause timer
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed
     
            hallOfFameFrame.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed
     
            hallOfFameFrame.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void submitButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_submitButtonActionPerformed
          try{ 
              String input = userInputTextField.getText();
     
     
            if (input.equals(""))
            {
                   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(userInputFrame, "You didn't enter any word. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);  
            }
         /*   if (input.equals(userInputTextArea.isShowing()))        //PROBLEM
            {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(userInputFrame, "You already entered that word. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE);  
            }*/
            else
            {
                userInputTextField.selectAll();
                userInputTextArea.append(input.toUpperCase() + "\n");
                //userInputTextArea.setCaretPosition(userInputTextArea.getDocument().getLength());
                userInputTextField.setText("");
            }
     
          } catch (Exception e) { }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_submitButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void testButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_testButtonActionPerformed
     
            userInputFrame.setVisible(true);
            wordsFrame.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_testButtonActionPerformed
     
        /**
         * @param args the command line arguments
         */
        public static void main(String args[]) {
            /* Set the Nimbus look and feel */
            //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
            /* If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the default look and feel.
             * For details see http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html 
             */
            try {
                for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                    if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
                        javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(info.getClassName());
                        break;
                    }
                }
            } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            }
            //</editor-fold>
     
            /* Create and display the form */
            java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
     
                public void run() {
                    new gameMenudraft1().setVisible(true);
                }
            });
        }
        // Variables declaration - do not modify//GEN-BEGIN:variables
        private javax.swing.JLabel MemoryGameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuBar MenuBargameMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenuBar MenuBargameMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JDialog aboutTheDevelopersDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel aboutTheDevelopersLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JDialog aboutTheGameDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel aboutTheGameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane aboutTheGameScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuDevelopersDialog;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuHallButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuInstructionsDialog;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuLogIn;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane developersTab;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JButton hallOfFameButton;
        private javax.swing.JFrame hallOfFameFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel hallOfFameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane hallOfFameScroll;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea hallOfFameTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator helpMenuSeparator;
        private javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator helpMenuSeparator1;
        private javax.swing.JButton instructionsButton;
        private javax.swing.JDialog instructionsDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel instructionsLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem instructionsMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem instructionsMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane instructionsScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea instructionsTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane3;
        private javax.swing.JFrame logInNewGameFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel nameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JTextField nameTextField;
        private javax.swing.JButton newGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem newGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem newGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane patrickTab;
        private javax.swing.JPanel playersDetailsPanel;
        private javax.swing.JButton quitButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton startGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane stephTab;
        private javax.swing.JButton submitButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton testButton;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane triciaTab;
        private javax.swing.JFrame userInputFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel userInputLabel;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea userInputTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JTextField userInputTextField;
        private javax.swing.JFrame wordsFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel wordsFrameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane wordsScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea wordsTextArea;
        // End of variables declaration//GEN-END:variables
     
    }

    error:
    Untitled1.jpg

    4 letter words.txt:
    4 letter words.txt

    names.txt:
    names.txt

    name.txt:
    name.txt


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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    no suitable constructor found for JTextArea(ArrayList)
    Read the API doc for the JTextArea class to see how to use its constructors.

    If you want to add the contents of an ArrayList to a text area, write a loop that gets the items from the arraylist and puts them into the text area.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    can you please show me how to do it? thanks

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    What do you need help with?
    the loop
    getting an element from the arraylist
    adding something to the textarea
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    I need help with all 3 please, thank you

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    How to write for loop: The for Statement (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language > Language Basics)

    Getting an element from an arraylist: Read the API doc for the ArrayList class to see what method will get an element from an arraylist.

    Adding something to a textarea: Read the API doc for the the textarea class and its super class for methods to use. There is a set method and an append method.

    Write the code in simple steps. The first step would be the loop to go through the elements in the list.
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    Hi I revised my code.. I added the following lines:


    wordsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(50, words30.size());
    for (String s : words30) {
    wordsTextArea.append(s);
    }

    However, I got an error:
    Untitled.jpg

    what to do next?

     
    import java.awt.Component;
    import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.BufferedWriter;
    import java.io.File;
    import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
    import java.io.FileReader;
    import java.io.FileWriter;
    import java.io.PrintWriter;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.util.logging.Level;
    import java.util.logging.Logger;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
    import javax.swing.KeyStroke;
    import javax.swing.WindowConstants;
    import java.io.*;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.Collections;
     
    /*
     * To change this template, choose Tools | Templates
     * and open the template in the editor.
     */
     
    /*
     * gameMenudraft1.java
     *
     * Created on 25-Mar-2013, 1:17:40 PM
     */
    /**
     *
     * @author hp
     */
    public class gameMenudraft1 extends javax.swing.JFrame {
     
        /** Creates new form gameMenudraft1 */
        public gameMenudraft1() {
            initComponents();
     
        }
     
        /** This method is called from within the constructor to
         * initialize the form.
         * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
         * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
         */
        @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
        // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">//GEN-BEGIN:initComponents
        private void initComponents() {
     
            instructionsDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            backToMenuInstructionsDialog = new javax.swing.JButton();
            instructionsScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            instructionsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
            instructionsLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            aboutTheGameDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            backToMenuGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
            aboutTheGameScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            aboutTheGameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog = new javax.swing.JDialog();
            aboutTheDevelopersLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            backToMenuDevelopersDialog = new javax.swing.JButton();
            developersTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            triciaTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            patrickTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            stephTab = new javax.swing.JTabbedPane();
            logInNewGameFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
            playersDetailsPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
            nameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            nameTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField();
            startGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
            backToMenuLogIn = new javax.swing.JButton();
            wordsFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
            wordsScrollPane = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
            try{
    /*            BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
                String line = fileIn1.readLine();
                String words30 = "";
                for (int i = 0; i < 31 ; i++)
                {
                    words30 = fileIn1.readLine();
                }
    */
    		ArrayList words30 = new ArrayList();
    		String line;
    		BufferedReader fileIn1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("4 letter words.txt"));
    		line = fileIn1.readLine();
    		while ( line != null)
    		{
    		words30.add(line);
    		line = fileIn1.readLine();
    		}
    		Collections.shuffle(words30);
     
               wordsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(50, words30.size());
    	for (String s : words30) {
        wordsTextArea.append(s);
    }
     
     
                testButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                wordsFrameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                hallOfFameFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
                hallOfFameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                hallOfFameScroll = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
                BufferedReader fileIn = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("names.txt"));
                String fileName = fileIn.readLine();
                hallOfFameTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(fileName);
                backToMenuHallButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                userInputFrame = new javax.swing.JFrame();
                userInputTextField = new javax.swing.JTextField();
                jScrollPane3 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
                userInputTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
                submitButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                userInputLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                MenuBargameMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
                fileMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                newGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                exitGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenu1 = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                instructionsMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenuSeparator1 = new javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator();
                aboutTheGameMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1 = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                MemoryGameLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
                newGameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                instructionsButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                hallOfFameButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                quitButton = new javax.swing.JButton();
                MenuBargameMenu = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
                fileMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                newGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                exitGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
                instructionsMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                helpMenuSeparator = new javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator();
                aboutTheGameMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
                aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
     
                instructionsDialog.setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE);
                instructionsDialog.setTitle("How to play the Memory Game");
                instructionsDialog.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                instructionsDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(570, 370));
                instructionsDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteLayout());
     
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuInstructionsDialog.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(backToMenuInstructionsDialog, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(180, 270, 180, 40));
     
                instructionsTextArea.setBackground(new java.awt.Color(0, 0, 0));
                instructionsTextArea.setColumns(20);
                instructionsTextArea.setEditable(false);
                instructionsTextArea.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Candara", 1, 14));
                instructionsTextArea.setForeground(new java.awt.Color(255, 255, 255));
                instructionsTextArea.setRows(5);
                instructionsTextArea.setTabSize(4);
                instructionsTextArea.setText("\t\t\n\t            The player will be given a list of 30  4-letter words.\n\n\n\tThe player needs to study and memorize as many as possible. \n\n\n\tAfter 2 minutes, the player will be given 3 minutes to type down \n\t       all the words that he/she can remember from the list.\n\n\n\t\t \t\tENJOY!\t\t");
                instructionsTextArea.setToolTipText("Instructions\n");
                instructionsTextArea.setWrapStyleWord(true);
                instructionsTextArea.setAlignmentX(5.0F);
                instructionsTextArea.setBorder(null);
                instructionsScrollPane.setViewportView(instructionsTextArea);
                instructionsTextArea.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleName("Instructions");
     
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(instructionsScrollPane, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(40, 80, 470, 180));
     
                instructionsLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42));
                instructionsLabel.setText("How to play the game");
                instructionsDialog.getContentPane().add(instructionsLabel, new org.netbeans.lib.awtextra.AbsoluteConstraints(20, 20, -1, -1));
     
                instructionsDialog.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("");
     
                aboutTheGameDialog.setTitle("About Memory Game");
                aboutTheGameDialog.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                aboutTheGameDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(450, 390));
                aboutTheGameDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                backToMenuGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuGameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuGameButton.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuGameButton.setToolTipText("About the game");
                backToMenuGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                aboutTheGameScrollPane.setToolTipText("About the game");
     
                aboutTheGameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
                aboutTheGameLabel.setText("About the game");
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout aboutTheGameDialogLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(aboutTheGameDialog.getContentPane());
                aboutTheGameDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(aboutTheGameDialogLayout);
                aboutTheGameDialogLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap(33, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, false)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheGameScrollPane)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheGameLabel))
                                .addGap(32, 32, 32))
                            .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addComponent(backToMenuGameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 169, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                                .addGap(128, 128, 128))))
                );
                aboutTheGameDialogLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheGameDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGap(20, 20, 20)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheGameLabel)
                        .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheGameScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuGameButton)
                        .addContainerGap(28, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
     
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setTitle("Developers of this game");
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(590, 450));
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                aboutTheDevelopersLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
                aboutTheDevelopersLabel.setText("About the developers");
     
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuDevelopersDialog.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                developersTab.setToolTipText("");
                developersTab.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                developersTab.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Batang", 0, 18));
                developersTab.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(50, 100));
     
                triciaTab.setTabLayoutPolicy(javax.swing.JTabbedPane.SCROLL_TAB_LAYOUT);
                triciaTab.setToolTipText("Details about Tricia the developer");
                triciaTab.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                triciaTab.setDebugGraphicsOptions(javax.swing.DebugGraphics.FLASH_OPTION);
                triciaTab.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(200, 150));
                developersTab.addTab("Tricia Casiquin", triciaTab);
     
                patrickTab.setToolTipText("Details about Patrick the developer");
                developersTab.addTab("Patrick Gonzales", patrickTab);
     
                stephTab.setToolTipText("Details about Steph the developer");
                developersTab.addTab("Stephanie Malcampo", stephTab);
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(aboutTheDevelopersDialog.getContentPane());
                aboutTheDevelopersDialog.getContentPane().setLayout(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout);
                aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(29, 29, 29)
                                .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, false)
                                    .addComponent(developersTab, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                                    .addComponent(aboutTheDevelopersLabel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)))
                            .addGroup(aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(224, 224, 224)
                                .addComponent(backToMenuDevelopersDialog)))
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, aboutTheDevelopersDialogLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGap(23, 23, 23)
                        .addComponent(aboutTheDevelopersLabel)
                        .addGap(19, 19, 19)
                        .addComponent(developersTab, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuDevelopersDialog)
                        .addContainerGap())
                );
     
                logInNewGameFrame.setTitle("Start Game");
                logInNewGameFrame.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
                logInNewGameFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(380, 280));
                logInNewGameFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
                playersDetailsPanel.setBorder(javax.swing.BorderFactory.createTitledBorder("Player's name"));
                playersDetailsPanel.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(400, 400));
     
                nameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Tahoma", 0, 14));
                nameLabel.setText("Name:");
     
                nameTextField.setToolTipText("Type in your name");
     
                startGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 28));
                startGameButton.setText("Start Game!");
                startGameButton.setToolTipText("To start game");
                startGameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                startGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        startGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout playersDetailsPanelLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(playersDetailsPanel);
                playersDetailsPanel.setLayout(playersDetailsPanelLayout);
                playersDetailsPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(97, 97, 97)
                                .addComponent(startGameButton))
                            .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addContainerGap()
                                .addComponent(nameLabel)
                                .addGap(27, 27, 27)
                                .addComponent(nameTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                playersDetailsPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, playersDetailsPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap(39, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addGroup(playersDetailsPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                            .addComponent(nameTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 25, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                            .addComponent(nameLabel))
                        .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                        .addComponent(startGameButton)
                        .addContainerGap())
                );
     
                backToMenuLogIn.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24));
                backToMenuLogIn.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
                backToMenuLogIn.setText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuLogIn.setToolTipText("Back to Menu");
                backToMenuLogIn.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
                backToMenuLogIn.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                    public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                        backToMenuLogInActionPerformed(evt);
                    }
                });
     
                javax.swing.GroupLayout logInNewGameFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(logInNewGameFrame.getContentPane());
                logInNewGameFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(logInNewGameFrameLayout);
                logInNewGameFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                    logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                            .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                                .addComponent(playersDetailsPanel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 334, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                            .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                .addGap(102, 102, 102)
                                .addComponent(backToMenuLogIn, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 164, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                        .addContainerGap(25, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
                logInNewGameFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                    logInNewGameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                    .addGroup(logInNewGameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .addContainerGap()
                        .addComponent(playersDetailsPanel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 163, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                        .addComponent(backToMenuLogIn)
                        .addContainerGap(20, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                );
     
                wordsFrame.setTitle("Memory Game");
                wordsFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(500, 450));
                wordsFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            } catch (Exception e) { }
            wordsTextArea.setColumns(20);
            wordsTextArea.setEditable(false);
            wordsTextArea.setRows(5);
            wordsScrollPane.setViewportView(wordsTextArea);
     
            testButton.setText("this leads to the user input frame");
            testButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    testButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            wordsFrameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 36)); // NOI18N
            wordsFrameLabel.setText("Memorize as many words as you can");
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout wordsFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(wordsFrame.getContentPane());
            wordsFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(wordsFrameLayout);
            wordsFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(139, 139, 139)
                            .addComponent(testButton))
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(36, 36, 36)
                            .addComponent(wordsFrameLabel))
                        .addGroup(wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(48, 48, 48)
                            .addComponent(wordsScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 376, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                    .addContainerGap(48, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
            wordsFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                wordsFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, wordsFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addComponent(wordsFrameLabel)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                    .addComponent(wordsScrollPane, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(testButton)
                    .addGap(57, 57, 57))
            );
     
            hallOfFameFrame.setTitle("Hall of Fame");
            hallOfFameFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(380, 350));
            hallOfFameFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            hallOfFameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 42)); // NOI18N
            hallOfFameLabel.setText("Hall of Fame");
     
            hallOfFameTextArea.setColumns(20);
            hallOfFameTextArea.setEditable(false);
            hallOfFameTextArea.setRows(5);
            hallOfFameScroll.setViewportView(hallOfFameTextArea);
     
            backToMenuHallButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
            backToMenuHallButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_M);
            backToMenuHallButton.setText("Back to Menu");
            backToMenuHallButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout hallOfFameFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(hallOfFameFrame.getContentPane());
            hallOfFameFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(hallOfFameFrameLayout);
            hallOfFameFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap(25, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addComponent(hallOfFameLabel, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING)
                        .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(85, 85, 85)
                            .addComponent(backToMenuHallButton)
                            .addGap(96, 96, 96))
                        .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGap(26, 26, 26)
                            .addComponent(hallOfFameScroll, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 256, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                    .addGap(24, 24, 24))
            );
            hallOfFameFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                hallOfFameFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(hallOfFameFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(19, 19, 19)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameLabel)
                    .addGap(11, 11, 11)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameScroll, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 152, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(backToMenuHallButton)
                    .addContainerGap(19, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            userInputFrame.setTitle("Memory Game");
            userInputFrame.setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(600, 500));
            userInputFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
     
            userInputTextField.setColumns(2);
            userInputTextField.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Tahoma", 0, 14)); // NOI18N
            userInputTextField.setHorizontalAlignment(javax.swing.JTextField.CENTER);
            userInputTextField.setToolTipText("Enter word here");
            userInputTextField.setBorder(null);
            userInputTextField.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.TEXT_CURSOR));
     
            userInputTextArea.setColumns(3);
            userInputTextArea.setEditable(false);
            userInputTextArea.setForeground(new java.awt.Color(255, 0, 0));
            userInputTextArea.setLineWrap(true);
            userInputTextArea.setRows(5);
            userInputTextArea.setWrapStyleWord(true);
            userInputTextArea.setBorder(null);
            jScrollPane3.setViewportView(userInputTextArea);
            userInputTextArea.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("Correct words you entered");
     
            submitButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 24)); // NOI18N
            submitButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_ENTER);
            submitButton.setText("Submit");
            submitButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    submitButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            userInputLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 36)); // NOI18N
            userInputLabel.setText("List as many words that you can remember");
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.setToolTipText("Menu Bar");
            MenuBargameMenu1.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            MenuBargameMenu1.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Segoe UI", 0, 14));
            MenuBargameMenu1.setInheritsPopupMenu(true);
     
            fileMenu1.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_F);
            fileMenu1.setText("File");
            fileMenu1.setToolTipText("File");
            fileMenu1.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            fileMenu1.setIconTextGap(5);
            fileMenu1.setName("File"); // NOI18N
     
            newGameMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_N, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            newGameMenuItem1.setText("New Game");
            newGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu1.add(newGameMenuItem1);
     
            exitGameMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_Q, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            exitGameMenuItem1.setText("Exit Game");
            exitGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu1.add(exitGameMenuItem1);
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.add(fileMenu1);
     
            helpMenu1.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_H);
            helpMenu1.setText("Help");
            helpMenu1.setToolTipText("Help");
     
            instructionsMenuItem1.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_I, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            instructionsMenuItem1.setText("How to Play");
            instructionsMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(instructionsMenuItem1);
            helpMenu1.add(helpMenuSeparator1);
     
            aboutTheGameMenuItem1.setText("About the Game");
            aboutTheGameMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(aboutTheGameMenuItem1);
     
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1.setText("About the Developers");
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu1.add(aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1);
     
            MenuBargameMenu1.add(helpMenu1);
     
            userInputFrame.setJMenuBar(MenuBargameMenu1);
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout userInputFrameLayout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(userInputFrame.getContentPane());
            userInputFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(userInputFrameLayout);
            userInputFrameLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
                userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap(87, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                                .addComponent(jScrollPane3, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 318, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                    .addGap(51, 51, 51)
                                    .addComponent(userInputTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 206, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                                    .addGap(82, 82, 82)
                                    .addComponent(submitButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 126, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)))
                            .addGap(139, 139, 139))
                        .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addComponent(userInputLabel)
                            .addGap(70, 70, 70))))
            );
            userInputFrameLayout.setVerticalGroup(
                userInputFrameLayout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(userInputFrameLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(userInputLabel)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.UNRELATED)
                    .addComponent(jScrollPane3, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 185, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(userInputTextField, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 40, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(submitButton)
                    .addContainerGap(31, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
            setTitle("Memory Game");
            setBackground(new java.awt.Color(153, 255, 153));
            setBounds(new java.awt.Rectangle(0, 0, 0, 0));
            setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            setMinimumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(470, 350));
            setResizable(false);
     
            MemoryGameLabel.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Anticlimax", 0, 53));
            MemoryGameLabel.setText("Memory Game");
     
            newGameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30)); // NOI18N
            newGameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_N);
            newGameButton.setText("New Game");
            newGameButton.setToolTipText("To start new game");
            newGameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            newGameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            instructionsButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            instructionsButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_I);
            instructionsButton.setText("Instructions");
            instructionsButton.setToolTipText("To know how to play the game");
            instructionsButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            instructionsButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            hallOfFameButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            hallOfFameButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_P);
            hallOfFameButton.setText("Hall of Fame");
            hallOfFameButton.setToolTipText("To see rank of players ");
            hallOfFameButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            hallOfFameButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            quitButton.setFont(new java.awt.Font("AR BONNIE", 0, 30));
            quitButton.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_Q);
            quitButton.setText("Quit");
            quitButton.setToolTipText("To exit game");
            quitButton.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            quitButton.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    quitButtonActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            MenuBargameMenu.setToolTipText("Menu Bar");
            MenuBargameMenu.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.DEFAULT_CURSOR));
            MenuBargameMenu.setFont(new java.awt.Font("Segoe UI", 0, 14));
            MenuBargameMenu.setInheritsPopupMenu(true);
     
            fileMenu.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_F);
            fileMenu.setText("File");
            fileMenu.setToolTipText("File");
            fileMenu.setCursor(new java.awt.Cursor(java.awt.Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));
            fileMenu.setIconTextGap(5);
            fileMenu.setName("File"); // NOI18N
     
            newGameMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_N, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            newGameMenuItem.setText("New Game");
            newGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    newGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu.add(newGameMenuItem);
     
            exitGameMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_Q, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            exitGameMenuItem.setText("Exit Game");
            exitGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            fileMenu.add(exitGameMenuItem);
     
            MenuBargameMenu.add(fileMenu);
     
            helpMenu.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_H);
            helpMenu.setText("Help");
     
            instructionsMenuItem.setAccelerator(javax.swing.KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(java.awt.event.KeyEvent.VK_I, java.awt.event.InputEvent.ALT_MASK));
            instructionsMenuItem.setText("How to Play");
            instructionsMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(instructionsMenuItem);
            helpMenu.add(helpMenuSeparator);
     
            aboutTheGameMenuItem.setText("About the Game");
            aboutTheGameMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(aboutTheGameMenuItem);
     
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem.setText("About the Developers");
            aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
            helpMenu.add(aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem);
     
            MenuBargameMenu.add(helpMenu);
     
            setJMenuBar(MenuBargameMenu);
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout layout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
            getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
            layout.setHorizontalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(42, 42, 42)
                    .addComponent(MemoryGameLabel)
                    .addGap(28, 28, 28))
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addGap(106, 106, 106)
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING)
                        .addComponent(quitButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(instructionsButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(newGameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                        .addComponent(hallOfFameButton, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 224, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                    .addGap(127, 127, 127))
            );
            layout.setVerticalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addComponent(MemoryGameLabel)
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addComponent(newGameButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(instructionsButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(hallOfFameButton)
                    .addPreferredGap(javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.RELATED)
                    .addComponent(quitButton)
                    .addContainerGap(15, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            java.awt.Dimension screenSize = java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize();
            setBounds((screenSize.width-473)/2, (screenSize.height-355)/2, 473, 355);
        }// </editor-fold>//GEN-END:initComponents
     
        private void quitButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_quitButtonActionPerformed
     
           // System.exit(0);
     
            int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_quitButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsButtonActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuInstructionsDialogActionPerformed
     
        private void exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
             int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_exitGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuDevelopersDialogActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameButtonActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
            //logInNewGameFrame.isAncestorOf(JFrame);
     
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuLogInActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuLogInActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.dispose();
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuLogInActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameMenuItemActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
            logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameMenuItemActionPerformed
     
        private void startGameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_startGameButtonActionPerformed
     
           try{
            String name = nameTextField.getText();
            nameTextField.selectAll();
           // boolean append = true;
     
            if (name.equals(""))
            {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(logInNewGameFrame, "You did not enter your name. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);  
            }
            else
            {
                  PrintWriter fileWrite = new PrintWriter("names.txt");
                  //  BufferedReader fileIn = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("name.txt"));
                   // FileWriter outFile = new FileWriter("name.txt");
     
                    fileWrite.write("\t" + name);
                    //outFile.write("\t" + name);
     
                    fileWrite.close();
                     //outFile.close();
     
                wordsFrame.setVisible(true);
                logInNewGameFrame.dispose();
     
            }
          } catch(Exception e) { }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_startGameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
              int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to start another game?", "Start new?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION:  logInNewGameFrame.setVisible(true);
                                                userInputFrame.dispose();
                                                   //pause timer
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_newGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            int exitAns = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(null, "Are you sure you want to exit?", "Exit?", JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);  
     
            switch(exitAns)
            {
                case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION: System.exit(0);
     
                case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION: ;
            }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_exitGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            instructionsDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_instructionsMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            aboutTheGameDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheGameMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
            //pause timer
     
            aboutTheDevelopersDialog.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1ActionPerformed
     
        private void backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed
     
            hallOfFameFrame.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_backToMenuHallButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed
     
            hallOfFameFrame.setVisible(true);
        }//GEN-LAST:event_hallOfFameButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void submitButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_submitButtonActionPerformed
          try{ 
              String input = userInputTextField.getText();
     
     
            if (input.equals(""))
            {
                   JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(userInputFrame, "You didn't enter any word. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);  
            }
         /*   if (input.equals(userInputTextArea.isShowing()))        //PROBLEM
            {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(userInputFrame, "You already entered that word. Try again.", "Oops..", JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE);  
            }*/
            else
            {
                userInputTextField.selectAll();
                userInputTextArea.append(input.toUpperCase() + "\n");
                //userInputTextArea.setCaretPosition(userInputTextArea.getDocument().getLength());
                userInputTextField.setText("");
            }
     
          } catch (Exception e) { }
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_submitButtonActionPerformed
     
        private void testButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {//GEN-FIRST:event_testButtonActionPerformed
     
            userInputFrame.setVisible(true);
            wordsFrame.dispose();
     
        }//GEN-LAST:event_testButtonActionPerformed
     
        /**
         * @param args the command line arguments
         */
        public static void main(String args[]) {
            /* Set the Nimbus look and feel */
            //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
            /* If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the default look and feel.
             * For details see http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html 
             */
            try {
                for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                    if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
                        javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(info.getClassName());
                        break;
                    }
                }
            } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
                java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(gameMenudraft1.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            }
            //</editor-fold>
     
            /* Create and display the form */
            java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
     
                public void run() {
                    new gameMenudraft1().setVisible(true);
                }
            });
        }
        // Variables declaration - do not modify//GEN-BEGIN:variables
        private javax.swing.JLabel MemoryGameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuBar MenuBargameMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenuBar MenuBargameMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JDialog aboutTheDevelopersDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel aboutTheDevelopersLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheDevelopersMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JDialog aboutTheGameDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel aboutTheGameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutTheGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane aboutTheGameScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuDevelopersDialog;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuHallButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuInstructionsDialog;
        private javax.swing.JButton backToMenuLogIn;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane developersTab;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JButton hallOfFameButton;
        private javax.swing.JFrame hallOfFameFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel hallOfFameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane hallOfFameScroll;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea hallOfFameTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu;
        private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu1;
        private javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator helpMenuSeparator;
        private javax.swing.JPopupMenu.Separator helpMenuSeparator1;
        private javax.swing.JButton instructionsButton;
        private javax.swing.JDialog instructionsDialog;
        private javax.swing.JLabel instructionsLabel;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem instructionsMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem instructionsMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane instructionsScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea instructionsTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane3;
        private javax.swing.JFrame logInNewGameFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel nameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JTextField nameTextField;
        private javax.swing.JButton newGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem newGameMenuItem;
        private javax.swing.JMenuItem newGameMenuItem1;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane patrickTab;
        private javax.swing.JPanel playersDetailsPanel;
        private javax.swing.JButton quitButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton startGameButton;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane stephTab;
        private javax.swing.JButton submitButton;
        private javax.swing.JButton testButton;
        private javax.swing.JTabbedPane triciaTab;
        private javax.swing.JFrame userInputFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel userInputLabel;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea userInputTextArea;
        private javax.swing.JTextField userInputTextField;
        private javax.swing.JFrame wordsFrame;
        private javax.swing.JLabel wordsFrameLabel;
        private javax.swing.JScrollPane wordsScrollPane;
        private javax.swing.JTextArea wordsTextArea;
        // End of variables declaration//GEN-END:variables
     
    }

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    Hi, I added the following lines to my code:


    wordsTextArea = new javax.swing.JTextArea(50, words30.size());
    for (String s : words30) {
    wordsTextArea.append(s);
    }

    However, I got an error message:
    Untitled.jpg

    what to do now?

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    Please copy the full text of the error message and paste it here.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    error: incompatible types

    for (String s : words30) {

    required: String
    found: Object

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    words30 is a non-generic ArrayList, and as such, it only knows that it holds Objects. Your options include:
    • Make words30 a generic ArrayList<String>. This is likely the most elegant and practical solution.
    • Cast s to String
    • Keep s an Object and call its toString() to get its String.

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    Default Re: no suitable constructor found for JTextArea error

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    words30 is a non-generic ArrayList, and as such, it only knows that it holds Objects. Your options include:
    • Make words30 a generic ArrayList<String>. This is likely the most elegant and practical solution.
    • Cast s to String
    • Keep s an Object and call its toString() to get its String.
    Can you please show me how this would look like? thanks

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    Thanks guys! I already got my code working.. I changed ArrayList words30 = new ArrayList(); to ArrayList<String> words30 = new ArrayList<String>();

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