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    Angry need help urgently!!

    Very stuck on a programming question!!

    Data for a number of people is given as a string. The data for each person is given
    by two fields, a forename and a surname separated from each other by a forward
    slash character. The end of each person’s data is marked by a # character. The
    following is an example of such a String:


    Write and test a Java application containing a main method class called
    ArrayOfStringsDemo and a class called Name.

    Name is to have two fields, one for a forename and one for a surname, and should
    include a constructor with formal arguments corresponding to the fields, an accessor
    method for each field and a toString method.

    In addition to the main method, ArrayOfStringsDemo should contain a static
    method called findName which takes two arguments. The first argument is an array
    of elements of type Name and the second argument is a Name. findName returns the
    index of the element in the given array whose firstname and secondname are the
    same as those of the Name given as the second argument. If a match is not found,
    -1 is returned.
    You main method should implement the following steps.
    (a) Prompt for and read in an integer representing the number of firstname/secondname
    pairs in a string to be input; store the input value in an int n.
    (b) Prompt for and read in a String with the above format and containing n
    firstname/secondname pairs.
    (c) Construct an array of Names of size n called testArray.
    (d) For each successive firstname/secondname in the input String, construct a
    Name object and assign this to the next element in testArray.
    (e) Use an appropriate selection of test Names to thoroughly test your findName

    This is what i have done so far....

    public class Name {
            public String forename;
            public String surname;
      //Constructor with arguments corresponding to the fields. 
     public Name (String givenForename, String givenSurname)
         forename = givenForename;
         surname = givenSurname;
     //Accessor methods for each of the fields.
     public String getForename ()
          return forename;
     public String getSurname ()
          return surname;
     //A toString method.
     public String toString ()
          return "\tForename:" + forename + ";\t" + "Surname:" + surname + ".";

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    Hello kimwheeler.

    Welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    What are you stuck on exactly? You need to break this down for us and take it one step at a time.
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