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    Default random

    Hello evreyone

    could anyone please give an simple example on how to select a string by random from a list of strings

    and thank you

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    Default Re: random

    What class/object is holding the Strings?
    If an array, use one of the Random class or the Math.random() method to generate a number from 0 to the size-1 of the array.

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    Default Re: random

    Norms idea is the best way if you are going to be using an array. Here is a quick example for you:

    public class RandomString {
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    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    		int rand = (int) (Math.random()*4);
    		String[] array = new String[4];
    		array[0] = "Java";
    		array[1] = "Programming";
    		array[2] = "Forums";
    		array[3] = ".com";
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