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Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException

James Brandon
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 3
When I try to run my code, I get this error that pops up,"Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException"

Any help explained in Newbie Terms would be appreciated!

Here is the code and errors. Thanks!



run:
Enter a complex number:
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:56)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:56)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 38 seconds)
Henry Wong
author
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18500
    
  40

This line....



Doesn't do anything... There is only one "num" that is in scope -- and it is the instance variable. So, this line just sets num to its current value, which is null.

Henry


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James Brandon
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks for that. When I try to execute it I still get the error.

Heres my code and errors:



Errors:

run:
Enter a complex number:
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:67)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:67)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 19 seconds)

and if you need it, my class that represents complex numbers:

Henry Wong
author
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18500
    
  40

Thanks for that. When I try to execute it I still get the error.


James,

You need to fix the problem -- not just remove that line. You are getting the null pointer exception because you didn't set the variable correctly. Not setting the variable at all (by removing the line) doesn't solve the problem.

Henry
James Brandon
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 3
I don't know how to "correctly set" the variable. I want the user's complex number in there, I know, but I am no good at this language.
Rob Spoor
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19649
    
  18

The variable num is null, and until you assign a non-null value to it it will remain null. Now there are two possible fixes:

1) assign a non-null value to num in its constructor

2) check against null in paintComponent:


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