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Thread: How to make Netbeans know about java.nio.file copyTo?

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    Default How to make Netbeans know about java.nio.file copyTo?

    I'm new to Java, experienced with C. I am using Netbeans 7.0 Beta 2 on a windows XP PC as my IDE for JDK7. I have successfully tested several small apps. Now I want to write an app using JDK7 java.nio.file copyTo functionality.

    Here is the code I am starting with

    package filecopy;
     
    import static java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption.*;
    import java.nio.file.Paths;
    import java.nio.file.Path;
    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.nio.file.StandardWatchEventKind.*;
     
    public class FileCopy {
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            Path fromFilePath = Paths.get("C:\\aaaaa.jpg");
            Path toFilePath = Paths.get("C:\\Documents and Settings\\Owner\\Desktop.aaaaa.jpg");
     
            fromFilePath.copyTo(toFilePath, REPLACE_EXISTING, COPY_ATTRIBUTES);
     
            return;
        }
    }

    The line "fromFilePath.copyTo(toFilePath, REPLACE_EXISTING, COPY_ATTRIBUTES);" is flagged in error with the message:

    cannot find symbol
    symbol: method copyTo(java.nio.file.Path,java.nio.file.StandardCo pyOption,java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption)
    location: interface java.nio.file.Path


    I would be very appreciative if anyone would suggest what I should do to make copyTo known to the IDE.


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    Default Re: How to make Netbeans know about java.nio.file copyTo?

    Have a look at the API for Path - Java Platform SE 7 b133 Currently the doc is subject to change, but I see no reference to the copyTo method you are trying to use.

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    Default Re: How to make Netbeans know about java.nio.file copyTo?

    Yes! Thank you much. I got my information about copyTo from:

    Copying a File or Directory (The Java™ Tutorials > Essential Classes > Basic I/O)

    Could that be a document describing future plans or ?

    Thanks again,
    Jeff

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    Default Re: How to make Netbeans know about java.nio.file copyTo?

    At this time java7 is still under development, and in fact the API page states at the top
    Please note that the specifications and other information contained herein are not final and are subject to change. The information is being made available to you solely for purpose of evaluation.
    So beware of using methods referenced in the docs that don't exist, or methods that exist but can't be found by the compiler (if that made any sense )

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