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Thread: "The selection cannot be launched , and there are no recent launches."

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    Default "The selection cannot be launched , and there are no recent launches."

    I promise to god this is not for a assignment. I want help guiding me for the basics of java. I'm taking java in college right now. And it's my first year. We are reading this book called Big Java Late Objects. We had a assignment for making a "Hello World" program and I finished that & turned it in. Now i'm at home trying to use & understand the program more. My code is below & I cant run the program. I'm wondering what I have done wrong. It says "The selection cannot be launched , and there are no recent launches." I'm using the ide Eclipse because I have to. Someone please explain to me what i'm doing wrong. Thank you for reading.

    public class testingprintln1 {
    public.static.void main(String[] args)

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    Default Re: "The selection cannot be launched , and there are no recent launches."

    Moved the post as it appears to be an IDE problem.
    Is the compile clean - No errors in the source file?

    What button are you pressing?
    I don't use Eclipse for java so I am not sure what button needs to be pressed. I use Eclipse for Android. To Start execution of an app I right click on the project name in the lefthand column and select (Run As) to say how I want the code to be run. For me its as an Android program.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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