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tim hunt

Joined: Apr 19, 2001
Posts: 9
Can someone please clarify an error message I'm getting when I try and compile some code of mine.
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: *******
Exception in thread "main"
John Wetherbie

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1441
Sounds like your classpath is not set up properly and can't locate a class that your program needs.

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Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Posts: 3695

It would help if we saw what was underneath the ******

or even post a snip of your code.
Jaime Nino

Joined: Apr 16, 2001
Posts: 4
It could simply be a package name error. Example: all classes in the same package can use their functionality. Assume a class A in that package has by mistake a different name for the package, or no name at all; it may compile fine but other classes in that package will not be able to the members of class A. This error will be a compile error producing the message you are refering to.
Jaime Nino
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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