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Thread: Hangman winner issue!

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    Default Hangman winner issue!

     
    import java.io.*; //for file
    import java.util.*; //for scanner
     
    public class Lab9 {
        static String userG = "";
        public static void main(String[] args)throws FileNotFoundException{
     
            int wrong = 0; // keeps track of user guesses
            String word = readwords();
            boolean temp = false;
     
            String[] words = new String[word.length()];
            String[] words2 = new String[word.length()];
     
            //methods to be used
            userGuess(word, words, words2);
            printhm(wrong);
     
            //introduce user to game
            System.out.println("Welcome to hangman!");
            System.out.println("Begin guessing letters!");
     
     
     
            //keep track of wrong user guesses  
             for (int i=0; i < words.length; i++){
                words[i] = "-";
            }
     
     
     
            while(wrong < 6 && !checkwon(words)) {   
                temp = add(words, words2);
                printarray(words);
     
                if(temp == false) { 
                    wrong++;
                    printhm(wrong);
                    System.out.println("Incorrect guess!" + (6 - wrong) + " more guesses left!");
                    System.out.println();
     
     
     
                }else{    //user guess is correct
     
                    printhm(wrong);
     
                    System.out.println("Correct guess! " + (6 - wrong) + " more guesses left!");
     
                }
            }
        }
        //display hangman
        public static void printhm(int wrong) {
     
            //hangman display 
            if(wrong == 0) {
              System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  ------");
                System.out.println(" |      |");
                System.out.println("        |");
                System.out.println("        |");
                System.out.println("        |");
                System.out.println("        |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 1){
              System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  --------");
                System.out.println(" |        |");
                System.out.println(" 0        |");
                System.out.println("          |");
                System.out.println("          |");
                System.out.println("          |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 2) {
              System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  --------");
                System.out.println(" |        |");
                System.out.println(" 0        |");
                System.out.println(" |        |");
                System.out.println("          |");
                System.out.println("          |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 3) {
              System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  --------");
                System.out.println(" |        |");
                System.out.println(" 0        |");
                System.out.println("/|        |");
                System.out.println("          |");
                System.out.println("          |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 4){
              System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  ---------");
                System.out.println(" |         |");
                System.out.println(" 0         |");
                System.out.println("/|\\       |");
                System.out.println("           |");
                System.out.println("           |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 5){
                System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  ---------");
                System.out.println(" |         |");
                System.out.println(" 0         |");
                System.out.println("/|\\       |");
                System.out.println("/          |");
                System.out.println("           |");
            }
            else if (wrong == 6) {
                System.out.println();
                System.out.println("  ---------");
                System.out.println(" |         |");
                System.out.println(" 0         |");
                System.out.println("/|\\       |");
                System.out.println("/ \\       |");
                System.out.println("           |");
                System.out.println( "You lost! Better luck next time!!" );
            }
     
     
        }
        // keep track of wrong guesses
        public static String readwords() throws FileNotFoundException {  
            Scanner input = new Scanner(new File("hangman.txt"));   
            String[] word = new String[10];  
            String rword = "";  
     
            for(int i = 0; i < word.length; i++){  
                if (input.hasNext())  {
     
                    word[i] = input.next();    
     
                }else {
                    break;  
     
                }
            }        
     
            Random rand = new Random();  
     
            int r = rand.nextInt(9);  
     
            rword = word[r];  
            return rword;  
        } 
     
        public static void userGuess(String y, String[] m, String[] words2){
     
            for (int x = 0; x < y.length(); x++){
                if (x + 1 < y.length())
                    words2[x] = y.substring(x, x + 1);
                else
                    words2[x] = y.substring(x, y.length());
     
            }
        }
     
        public static boolean add(String[] m, String[] ma) {  //find if letters are in the word
            Scanner console = new Scanner(System.in);
            String letters = console.next();
            boolean found = false;
     
            for(int i = 0; i < ma.length; i++) {
              if(ma [i].equals(letters)){
                    m[i] = letters;
                    found = true;
                }
            }
            if(found) {
                return true;
            }
            else {
                return false;
            }
        }
     
        public static boolean checkwon(String[] array) {
          boolean haswon=true;
            for(int i = 0; i < array.length; i++) { 
     
                if (array[i]=="-")
     
                  haswon=false;
            }
     
            return haswon;
     
        }
     
    public static void printarray (String[] array) {
            for(int i = 0; i < array.length; i++) { 
              System.out.print(array[i]);
     
            }
     
        }  
     
    }




    All I need help with is figuring out how to print congratulations when the user wins the game. it is very simple, but I am too worn out to figure it out as I've already tried for about an hour. Please help


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    Default Re: Hangman winner issue!

    how to print congratulations when the user wins
    if (didUserWin()) {
      print congrats message
    }
    The write the method: didUserWin() that returns true when the user has won.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Hangman winner issue!

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    if (didUserWin()) {
      print congrats message
    }
    The write the method: didUserWin() that returns true when the user has won.
    public static boolean didUserWin() {
          if (didUserWin()) {
            System.out.println("Congratulations! You won!");
     
            return didUserWin;
          }

    Why won't this work? I'm doing what you said but it keeps giving errors.

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    Default Re: Hangman winner issue!

    it keeps giving errors.
    Please copy the full text of the error messages and paste it here.

    My code was an example, not something that can be copied and pasted into your program. You will need to write your own methods.
    What does checkwon() do?
    Has it been tested? Call it with some arrays (both winners and losers) and see if it returns the correct value.
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