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Thread: My code is in need of some severe jazzing up

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    Default My code is in need of some severe jazzing up

    Hi guys, Im hoping someone can help me with me problem. I have a variable assigned to a value

    guesses = 7.

    I also have a leader board of 3 people

    david
    daren
    linda

    If the user guesses a number in less guesses than the person at the top of the leaderboard then the name in position one gets replaced with the user name, etc. The output of this part of my program looks very unimpressive, simply:

    david daren linda

    How can I allign these names vertically?
    How can I put a number beside each name? like this
    1. David
    2. Daren
    3. Linda

    and how can I include their respective number of guesses beside their name?

    1. David 8
    2. Daren 12
    3. Linda 15

    		public static void leaderboard() 
    		  {			 
    			 int leastguesses = 4;
    			 int middleguesses = 10;
    			 int mostguesses = 20;
     
    			  String[] content = new String[3];
    			  content[0] = "david";
    			  content[1] = "daren";
    		      content[2] = "linda";
     
     
    			String name = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,	"Please enter your name:", "Your name", 1);
     
    		    JFrame leaders = new JFrame("Leader Board");
    		    JPanel Panel = new JPanel();
    		    leaders.getContentPane().add(Panel, "North");
     
    		    if ((guesses <= mostguesses)&&(guesses >= middleguesses))
    		    {
    		    	content[2]= name;
    		    	mostguesses = guesses;
    		    }
    		    if ((guesses >= leastguesses) && (guesses <= middleguesses))
    		    {
    		    	content[2] = content[1];
    		    	content[1] = name;
    		    	middleguesses = guesses;
    		    }
    		    if (guesses < leastguesses)
    		    {
    		    	content[2] = content[1];
    		    	content[1] = content[0];
    		    	content[0] = name;
    		    	leastguesses = guesses;
    		    }
    		    else if (guesses > mostguesses)
    		    {
    				JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Sorry " + name + " your score was good enough to make the leader board. Better luck next time", "Failure", 1);
     
    		    }
    		    for (int y = 0; y < content.length; y++)
    		    {
    		        Panel.add(new JTextArea(content[y]));
     
    		    }
     
    		    leaders.pack();
    		    leaders.setVisible(true);
     
    		    System.exit(0);
     
    		  }


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    Default Re: My code is in need of some severe jazzing up

    how can I include their respective number of guesses beside their name
    I don't see where you are outputing any information.

    Add some comments like: //********* HERE I OUTPUT THE NAMES AND NUMBER OF GUESSES <<<<<<<<<<<<<

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    Default Re: My code is in need of some severe jazzing up

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I don't see where you are outputing any information.

    Add some comments like: //********* HERE I OUTPUT THE NAMES AND NUMBER OF GUESSES <<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Thank you for your reply.

    However I have just discovered the Jtable and it has solved all my problems!

    Now my output looks structured, logical and SEXY!