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Thread: Need help with displaying items with my program

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    Default Need help with displaying items with my program

    nid help when displaying added items in my program
    i've been working with this 2 days now and i cant make it to run properly


    /*
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    /**
     *
     * @author Gasendo
     */
    public class Book{
        private String bookTitle;
        private int bookYear;
     
        public String getBookTitle() {
            return bookTitle;
        }
     
        public void setBookTitle(String bookTitle) {
            this.bookTitle = bookTitle;
        }
     
        public int getBookYear() {
            return bookYear;
        }
     
        public void setBookYear(int bookYear) {
            this.bookYear = bookYear;
        }
        public String toString(){
            String output = "";
            output = "" + this.getBookTitle();
            output += ", " + this.getBookYear();
     
            return output;       
     
        }
     
        }

    /*
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    import java.util.*;
    /**
     *
     * @author Gasendo
     */
    public class Accessory{
        private String accName;
         private String accColor;
        private double price;
     
        public String getAccColor() {
            return accColor;
        }
     
        public void setAccColor(String accColor) {
            this.accColor = accColor;
        }
     
        public String getAccName() {
            return accName;
        }
     
        public void setAccName(String accName) {
            this.accName = accName;
        }
     
        public double getPrice() {
            return price;
        }
     
        public void setPrice(double price) {
            this.price = price;
        }
     
         public String toString(){
            String output = "";
            output = "" + this.getAccName();
            output += "\n" + this.getAccColor();
            output += "\n" +this.getPrice();
     
            return output;
     
         }   
     
    }
    /*
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    /**
     *
     * @author Gasendo
     */
    public class Apparel {
        private String appName;
        private String appColor;
     
        public String getAppColor() {
            return appColor;
        }
     
        public void setAppColor(String appColor) {
            this.appColor = appColor;
        }
     
        public String getAppName() {
            return appName;
        }
     
        public void setAppName(String appName) {
            this.appName = appName;
        }
         public String toString(){
            String output = "";
            output = "" + this.getAppName();
            output += ", " + this.getAppColor();
     
            return output;
         }
    }

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    import java.util.*;
    /**
     *
     * @author Gasendo
     */
    public class Cabinet{
        public static void main(String[]args){
            Scanner mike = new Scanner(System.in);
     
            boolean done = false;
     
            while(!done){
     
            System.out.println("Please choose an option from the given menu below. Just type the number. ");
            System.out.println("[1] Add Book\n[2] Add Apparel\n[3] Add Accessory\n[4] Display Books\n[5] Display Apparel\n[6] Display Accessory\n[7] Exit");
     
     
            System.out.print("What do you want to do? ");
            int m = mike.nextInt();
     
     
     
            if(m==1){
     
                Book book = new Book();
                System.out.println("You choose to add a book.");
                System.out.print("Book name/title: ");
                String title = mike.next();
                book.setBookTitle(title); 
                System.out.print("Publication Year: ");
                int year = mike.nextInt();
                book.setBookYear(year);
                System.out.println("Book added successfully! ");
     
     
            }
     
              if (m==2){
     
                Apparel apparel = new Apparel();
                System.out.println("You choose to add apparel.");
                System.out.print("Apparel Name: ");
                String appname = mike.next();
                apparel.setAppName(appname);
                System.out.print("Color: ");
                String appcolor = mike.next();
                apparel.setAppColor(appcolor);
                System.out.println("Apparel added successfully! ");
     
              }
               if (m==3){
     
                Accessory accessory = new Accessory();
                System.out.println("You choose to add accessory.");
                System.out.print("Acessory Name: ");
                String accname = mike.next();
                accessory.setAccName(accname);
                System.out.print("Color: ");
                String acccolor = mike.next();
                accessory.setAccColor(acccolor);
                System.out.print("Price: ");
                double price = mike.nextDouble();
                accessory.setPrice(price);
                System.out.println("Accessory added successfully! ");
               }
                if(m==7){
     
                    System.exit(0);
                }
            } 
        }
    }

    my desired output is this:
    PHP Code:
    Please choose an option from the given menu belowJust type the number
    [
    1Add Book
    [2Add Apparel
    [3Add Accessory
    [4Display Books 
    [5Display Apparel
    [6Display Accessory
    [7] Exit

    What do you want to do? 1
    You choose to add a book
    .

    Book name/title Java Book
    Publication Year
    2009 

    Book added successfully
    !

    Please choose an option from the given menu belowJust type the number.
    [
    1Add Book
    [2Add Apparel
    [3Add Accessory
    [4Display Books 
    [5Display Apparel
    [6Display Accessory
    [7] Exit

    What do you want to do? 2
    You choose to add apparel
    .

    Apparel NamePants
    Color       
    Blue 

    Apparel added successfully
    !

    Please choose an option from the given menu belowJust type the number.
    [
    1Add Book
    [2Add Apparel
    [3Add Accessory
    [4Display Books 
    [5Display Apparel
    [6Display Accessory
    [7] Exit

    What do you want to do? 3
    You choose to add accessory
    .

    Accessory NameEarring
    Color         
    Silver 
    Price          
    5000.00
    Accessory added successfully

    a little hint will do buddies.
    Last edited by mike101290; July 21st, 2011 at 04:54 AM.


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    Default Re: Need help with displaying items with my program

    you need to save your Books and other class to some container. in your case ArrayList will be sufficient.
    For example : List<Book> myBooks = new ArrayList<Book>();
    Last edited by remigio; July 21st, 2011 at 05:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Need help with displaying items with my program

    you mean i need to create another class for arraylist?
    sorry for my ignorance its just my 2nd semester in java.

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    Default Re: Need help with displaying items with my program

    no, no... You must store your elements from (for example) Book class in Arraylist. create ArrayList in your main class.

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    Default Re: Need help with displaying items with my program

    i know how to use pre-defined values for arrayList but when it comes to displaying user defined values im screwed.

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    Default Re: Need help with displaying items with my program

    i used case statement and researched on arraylist user defined method, thanks to you remigio! theres not much u can get in this forum unless you will go to liveperson.com which is not free, nyc marketing strategy though. Gud luck!

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