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Thread: cents to dollars and cents program

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    Default cents to dollars and cents program

    Hello everyone. I just have a quick question about a program that would make my life easier. I want to create a program that gives the user a textbox where they can input cents. I would like to do some sort of validating to make sure that numbers are entered for cents. Then the program breaks down the cents into dollars and cents and displays it back to the user using a label. Any suggestions or pointers on how to begin would be greatly appreciated.


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    Default Re: cents to dollars and cents program

    What exactly do you need help with, the code to display the input box or the actual calculation of cents do dollars?

    For UI stuff, check out Swing if you wish to do this as a normal application or servlets/jsp if you wish to do this as a webpage.

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    Hello, I am trying to create a program that allows a user to input cents into a textfield and then the program converts the cents to dollars and cents. I have a good bit of it written I think/hope. Anyways I need some help on some errors that I do not know how to fix.

    My first error in this code when I go to compile is right after the comment:
    //Add the panel to the frame
    the error says that it cannot find symbol - method add(NamePanel)
    any suggestions

    import javax.swing.*;
    public class MoneyPanel
       public static void main(String [] args)
        //Create a frame
        JFrame frame = new JFrame("Name Example");
        //End the program when the frame is closed
        //Create a NamePanel
        NamePanel panel = new NamePanel();
        //Add the panel to the frame
        //Set the size of the frame
        //Make it visible

    Now for the other part of the program. I get an error right after the comment:
    //Add components to this panel
    The error says "cannot find symbol - method add(javax.swing.JTextField)
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    import static java.lang.System.out;
    public class NamePanel
        //Constants known through all of the class
        private final int PANEL_HEIGHT = 100;
        private final int PANEL_WIDTH = 250;
        private final Color BACK_COLOR = Color.ORANGE;
        //Text field for cents to be input
        private JTextField text;
        //Label to show cents converted to dollars and cents
        private JLabel Solution;
         *  Constructor for NamePanel initializes the text field
         *  several labels and such
        public NamePanel()
        //Initialize text area to be 10 characters wide
        text = new JTextField(10);
        //Register a listener
        text.addActionListener(new MyTextListener());
        //Initialize the label
        Solution = new JLabel("");
        //Add components to this panel
        //Set the size
        setPreferredSize(new Dimension(PANEL_WIDTH, PANEL_HEIGHT));
        //Set the color
        //Internal Listener with access to the variables
        private class MyTextListener implements ActionListener
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event)
                //Read in the string typed by the user
                String totalCents = text.getText();
                //Parse the string into Int
                int value = Integer.parseInt(totalCents);
                //Converts cents to dollars and cents
                int dollars = value  / 100;
                int cents = value % 100;
                //Setting the text shown by labels
                Solution.setText("The cents entered equal: $" + dollars + "." + cents);

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You,
    Last edited by helloworld922; October 22nd, 2009 at 07:57 PM.

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    Default Re: cents to dollars and cents program

    I believe it's not letting you add because your NamePanel class doesn't extend Component (or some other class).