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cannot be instantiated

Anthony Smith
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
Posts: 285
JimiSingleImageRasterEncoder encoder = new JimiSingleImageRasterEncoder();
JimiRasterImage raster = Jimi.createRasterImage(image.getSource());
Those are the two lines in my program.
It says for this statement:
JimiSingleImageRasterEncoder encoder = new JimiSingleImageRasterEncoder();
It cannot be instantiates.
What do I do?
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Is JimiSingleImageRasterEncoder abstract?
Is there a constructor in your class that takes NO parameters?
If there are constructors that take parameters - the compiler will no longer automatically supply one that takes none.

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