This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Zak Tacc wrote:got it, was using a java text field and just used JavaTextField.getText() (lol)
If you are going to continue to pursue programming, you'll want to be more precise in your communication. For instance, there is no such animal as a java text field -- just doesn't exist. There are Swing JTextFields, there are AWT TextFields, there a SWT equivalents, but none are the same. This may seem trivial to you, but again, if you're serious about this, you'll find out that it's anything but trivial.