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Thread: NullPointerException when canceling JOptionPane.showInputDialog

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    Question NullPointerException when canceling JOptionPane.showInputDialog


    I am a beginner in java, so I guess my question might sound trivial to some.
    I am writing some code to execute the setup of some computations. The computation needs the definition of 'continuum'.
    First, I am collecting the continuum. If there are no continuum define, I am asking the name to the the user.
    Everything is working fine, except that if I choose the "cancel" button, I am getting a null pointer exception while exiting.
    So my question is: how to properly cancel and exit?
    Thanks for any help

    Integer contMgr =
    	if (contMgr == 0)
                continuum= JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter the name of the Continuum", "" );
                                //	If the user use the 'Cancel' option, exit of the Macro	//
    				if (continuum == null)
                                                                    "Canceling the Computation Setup",
          else blalbalbala

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    Default Re: NullPointerException when canceling JOptionPane.showInputDialog

    Welcome to the Forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code correctly and other useful tips for newcomers.

    Review the code that executes after the 'Cancel' is selected. Something null is being processed by the exiting code, so check for the null and create a different path that avoids that result.

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