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When I Run Main Project in NetBeans (F6) It always runs a project that isn't even open

David Ausman
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 04, 2009
Posts: 12
I'm new to using NetBeans and Java but am learning lots from the book Head First Java which I love.

However, I am having a problem with NetBeans when I click on the green arrow(Run Main Project F6) button. It keeps trying to run my project and then looks for a class in another completely unrelated project, which isn't even open. I don't understand how that can be happening. This class is not even in my code yet it is trying to compile with it. I have attached a screen print.

I am running the BeatBox application from the book and it keeps looking for the QuizCardBuilder class, which is in another project. This happens even if I open ANY other unrelated projects and try to run them. They all keep asking for the QuizcardBuilder class. It's crazy.



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Tom Johnson
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 142
Can you try right clicking on the project you want to execute and click Run, rather than using run main project. I suspect its always running the project that has been set as main project when you hit F6


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Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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If at all possible, don't use IDEs until you are a lot more experienced. You quote the name of the class with your main method at the command line/terminal

javac MyClass.java
java MyClass

Note when you do and don't use extensions.
David Ausman
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 04, 2009
Posts: 12
I'm going to take your advice and stop using the IDE for now. I just started using it for the last few projects because it looked like it made things easier but it's caused more confusion. I wasn't having any problems when I was running things from the DOS prompt.

Thanks again.
 
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