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Thread: Using NetBeans and I have no idea what the error message means...

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    Default Using NetBeans and I have no idea what the error message means...

    Hi all. I am brand new to Java. I am taking the class at Phoenix and I am attempting to use the NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 tool to create my very first program.

    I did the same thing using Notepad and the command prompt, and it worked fine. The NetBean IDE tool is indicating an error that I have no clue how to fix.

    I was hoping you folks could steer me in the right direction.

    Here is the code from NetBeans:

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    package phoenix;
    * @author Me
    public class Phoenix {

    * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Hello World!");

    The error I get on line 10 says "class Phoenix is public, should be declared in a file named Phoenix.java"

    I have no idea what this means or how to fix it. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


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    Default Re: Using NetBeans and I have no idea what the error message means...

    in a file named Phoenix.java"
    That is the important part of the message. The file containing the public Phoenix class needs to be in a file named Phoenix.java.

    No idea how to tell your IDE what to do. A simple solution could be to rename the class so it has the same name as the file it is in.
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