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Thread: How to call printDate method to output the dates?

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    Default How to call printDate method to output the dates?

    Here's my main file
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    		// Born Aug 21, 1996
    		int birthYear = 1996;
    		int birthDay = 21;
    		int birthMonth = 8;
    		Date date1 = new Date();
    		date1.year = birthYear;
    		date1.month = birthMonth;
    		date1.day = birthDay;
    		System.out.println (printDate(date1));
    		Date date2 = new Date(2013, 4, 9);
                    System.out.println (d.printDate.date2);
    The line with System.out.println is wrong. It is my attempt to call up the printDate method which is in a different file.
    Here's is my code for the different file
    public class Date {
        int year, month, day;
    	// "Empty" Constructor
    	public Date() {
    	// Construct date object using year, month, and day
    	public Date(int year, int month, int day) {
    		this.year = year;
    		this.month = month;
    		this.day = day;
            public static void printDate (Date d) {
                System.out.println (d.month + " " + d.day + ", " + d.year);

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    Default Re: How to call printDate method to output the dates?

    I believe i answered this in your thread http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com...e-package.html. Same issue, you're calling the static method incorrectly.
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    Default Re: How to call printDate method to output the dates?

    The line with System.out.println is wrong
    Please copy and post the full text of the error message that shows what the problem is and what statement it is on.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: How to call printDate method to output the dates?


    just call the static function using Date.printDate(date1); in place of System.out.println (printDate(date1));

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