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java 5.0 and Array Lists

Eric Grant

Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 2
I am using the current version of Java (5.0, or 1.5) and am trying to use an array list. I am getting an error saying that the source is not Java 5.0 and I need to use it, but I am using Java 5.0. Is there a setting I need to change? I never had any other version of Java on my computer.
Thank you for your time and effort.
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Welcome to JavaRanch!

It sounds like you're using an IDE. If so, which one are you using?

(In Eclipse 3.1 on the Mac, for example, there is a setting under Preferences / Java / Compiler to specify a Java version for "source compatability.")

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Eric Grant

Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 2
Thank you for your help. I found the setting and it worked.
I agree. Here's the link:
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