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Thread: problem with enum (int to months)

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    Default problem with enum (int to months)

    My assignment is to ask the user to enter a number 1-12 and you will print out the the name of the month. You MUST use enumerated types to associate the number entered to the name of the month.

    This is what I have so far
    import java.util.*;
    public class Assignment4{
    enum Month{January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December}
    public static void main(String[]args){
    int in=getInput();
    for (Month m: Month.values()){
    System.out.printf("Month %s = %s\n",in , m);
    }//end of for
    }//end of main
    public static int getInput (){
    Scanner input = new Scanner (System.in);
    System.out.println("Please, enter a number (1-12) of the month you want me to print. ");
    int in = input.nextInt();
    return in;
    }//end of getInput
    }//end of class

    The problem is no matter what number I put in, it prints out the entire enum. I realize this is because I'm using Month.values() However, anything else I put in errors out. I did read
    I tried some of the other methods but I guess I'm not entering something correctly

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    Default Re: problem with enum (int to months)

    From the Enum Types page on Oracle's Tutorial, enums "have a static values method that returns an array containing all of the values of the enum in the order they are declared".

    You could print out the appropriate element from that array.

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