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chris baylor
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Joined: Nov 13, 2008
Posts: 1
im having an issue with compiling a practice code.

Im importing from swing and i have set my path to the right directory but when i try to compile it gives me:
cannot find symbol

my computer didnt have a classpath so i created one and put the location in there but it still didnt work.
Joanne Neal
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
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What symbol can't it find ?
Show the code (in code tags) and the full and exact error message


Joanne
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Delete the classpath you have just created; it is unnecessary.
And as Joanne said, Tell Us The Details. "Cannot find symbol" usually means an error in the code.

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fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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aside from saying "cannot find symbol", the error message tells you exactly what symbol it cannot find and on what line. if it's a variable, make sure it's in scope. sometimes a misplaced declaration can do it:

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