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try...catch blocks giving <identifier> expected error

John Weiss
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Joined: Feb 05, 2010
Posts: 2
Hi everyone,
I've been working on some code and am trying to get exception handling to work in a few places. But whenever i put in the try catch blocks i get a compile error. I've been looking at this for hours and still can't figure it out. Does anybody have any ideas?

Here's my compiler errors:

jbw_OfficeTest.java:35: <identifier> expected
catch(InputMismatchException){

jbw_OfficeTest.java:61: <identifier> expected
catch(InputMismatchException){


Here's my code:
Henry Wong
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Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18108
    
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John Weiss wrote:Here's my compiler errors:

jbw_OfficeTest.java:35: <identifier> expected
catch(InputMismatchException){

jbw_OfficeTest.java:61: <identifier> expected
catch(InputMismatchException){




Your syntax is incorrect. Take a look at some examples in the Java exceptions tutorial, and you'll see that you are missing something.

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/essential/exceptions/

Henry
John Weiss
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 05, 2010
Posts: 2
Ahhh, I sure do feel dumb now. Thanks a ton!
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 36478
    
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also search for InputMismatchException on this forum; you will find ways to avoid it completely. Maybe here, or here, and while we are at it, here is a different pitfall with Scanner.
 
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