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    Default Please Can anyone help me, Im new at this and lost

    Hey everyone so I just started a intro to computer programming class and we have been given 3 assigments. I have all of them done but one and this is the one that I am totally lost on and dont know where to start or how to do it.

    So please if someone could write the code and show me or tell me or even do an example
    id prefer the code written so I can study each line and learn how to do it and what to do due to the fact Im just learning

    Thanks everyone!!

    this is the assignement
    (input via dialog boxes, output via command window) In this chapter is the code for how to determine a leap year. Use that as part of your code to make this program work correctly

    "Write a program that prompts the user to enter the month and year and displays the number of days in the month. For example, if the user entered month 2 and year 2012 , the program should display that February 2012 had 29 days"


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    Default Re: Please Can anyone help me, Im new at this and lost

    Firstly you have to break down what they are asking.

    - You need dialog boxes so you should import the javax.swing.JOptionPane

    - It says the code for how to determine a leap year is provided so you should use that comes in handy.

    - Use arrays to hold the number of days for certain months

    - For fields the basic ones you need are: String input(grab input from dialog boxes), Integer month, Integer year.

    I believe this should be enough to get you well started hope this helps.
    Last edited by mrc0ver; October 4th, 2014 at 04:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Please Can anyone help me, Im new at this and lost

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    I had the same thoughts as mrcOver but different:

    1. Find the mathematical definition of leap year.
    2. Develop an algorithm to determine if a year is a leap year.
    3. With pencil and paper, choose a number of years and use your algorithm to determine if they are leap years.
    4. Once you're confident that your algorithm is correct, program that part of the assignment: accept any year and report if it's a leap year or not.

    Once you have that part done, it's easy enough to report the number of days in the month of any year.

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    Default Re: Please Can anyone help me, Im new at this and lost

    I am still so lost and dont understand
    im so sorry I know youre trying to help but he just threw this at us with out teaching us leap year or how to calculate

    is there any way you can write the code, So I can look over it and actually learn what to do and what you are trying to tell me what to do

    it would be very much appreciated

    --- Update ---

    I am still so lost and dont understand
    im so sorry I know youre trying to help but he just threw this at us with out teaching us leap year or how to calculate

    is there any way you can write the code, So I can look over it and actually learn what to do and what you are trying to tell me what to do

    it would be very much appreciated

    --- Update ---

    I am still so lost and dont understand
    im so sorry I know youre trying to help but he just threw this at us with out teaching us leap year or how to calculate

    is there any way you can write the code, So I can look over it and actually learn what to do and what you are trying to tell me what to do

    it would be very much appreciated

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    Default Re: Please Can anyone help me, Im new at this and lost

    You won't learn by seeing how someone else does it. Make an effort and ask questions when you have code that you need help with. If unable to start, contact your instructor, a TA, another student, whatever is allowed and encouraged by the class' rules.

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