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Switch Statement

Bryan Peach
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Joined: Sep 08, 2009
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hey.. I am trying to build this switch statement but i keep getting this error
action is already defined in main(java.lang.String[])

I have tried different variable names but keep getting the same error.. can anyone help?
I know the code might look alittle rough as i am not done yet... but i'm just concerned with getting the switch working first... thanks.
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 20521

You declared the action local variable twice (in the same method). Once at line 67. And the other at line 80.


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Bryan Peach
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Joined: Sep 08, 2009
Posts: 76
hahaha geez... thank you don't i feel stupid.
If i wanted to have the switch statement set up so that i keep coming back to it how would i do that? A loop? I want to be able to choose the first action.. setSize and then return to the switch so that i may choose another option.. Is that simply a loop and if so where would I loop it?
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