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Candy Bortniker
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I have a value that has to be defined as a float. I'm trying to right this value to a text field using setText but everything that I have tried gives me a compile error. How do I handle this?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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setText() wants a String as an argument, so you need to convert your float to a String. There are (as is often the case) several ways to do this, but easy one is the static method String.valueOf(); there's an overloaded version of this for just about every primitive type. So you could say

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Ransika deSilva
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There is another way of type casting a Float value to a String value.
float x = 0.0f;
String text = Float.toString(x);
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