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prans rao

Joined: Aug 08, 2008
Posts: 9
When i run the program i am getting array index out of bounds exception
at the step of "Integer.parseInt...."
and at the step, where i tried to print the length of "args"
i am getting that "args has zero elements"
and i couldn't enter the values manually at runtime
here is my program:

class Rectangle
int length, breadth;
void show(int x, int y)
length = x;
breadth = y;
int calculate()
return(length * breadth);
public class enter
public static void main(String[] args)
System.out.println("args has "+args.length+" elements");
Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle();
int a = Integer.parseInt(args[0]);
int b = Integer.parseInt(args[1]);, b);
System.out.println(" you have entered these values : " + a + " and " + b);
int area = rectangle.calculate();
System.out.println(" area of a rectange is : " + area);
Sagar Rohankar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
Posts: 2904

here args[] is an array of whatever you entered at command prompt while executing the program , like

c:\>java ClassNameWithMainMethod arg0 arg1 .. argn

And it looks like an homework program , you need to find out solution yourself !

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Norm Radder
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Joined: Aug 10, 2005
Posts: 692
i couldn't enter the values manually at runtime

How are you starting your program? Do you know how to enter values on a command line so they can be picked by Java and passed to your program in the String[] args array?
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