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Thread: Java simple program error?

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    Default Java simple program error?

    Hiya! I just recently learn about the "this" keyword and constructor.I'm a Java newbie.I'm having a few errors within my code and am quite baffled.
    I would greatly appreciate if you could explain what I done wrong.

    Thanks everyone!
    class Student{

    // instance variables
    String Name;
    String Surname;

    public Student(String N,String S)


    public String getandprint()


    System.out.println("The student name is:"+"N"+"S");

    } //missing return statement


    class System1{

    public static void main(String [] args)


    Student obj = new Student(Jim,Jones); // cannot find symbol name for names

    //System.out.println("The student name is:"+obj.Name+obj.Surname);


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    Default Re: Java simple program error?

    in statement Student obj = new Student(Jim,Jones); java assumed that Jim and Jones are variables but you never declared them as a String variables.
    So if you want to pass Jim and Jones as a String object you must enclosed them with double qoutes.
    so it should be like this Student obj = new Student("Jim","Jones");

    or you can declare a variables whose values are "Jim" and "Jones" then pass the variables to the constructor

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    Default Re: Java simple program error?

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

    Please post your code correctly per the above link.

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    Default Re: Java simple program error?

    Adding some extra info to dicdic, if you want to use this. you would have to declare a String name, then in your constructor, your parameter in your constructor Student() you need the name of your string to be the same: Student(String name)

    then you can use this.name = name to refer to name in your constructor, if they aren't the same, you don't need to use this.

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