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String ".equals" method always returning true?

Billy Nicholson
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Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 8
Don't know where to go from here. Anything I could check?



I press any button which triggers an ActionEvent and I get:

Show/Hide Slave
Show/Hide Slave equals Show/Hide Slave
Show/Hide Slave equals Map

as the output.

Edit: Not only is it always returning true, it is also ignoring if/else flow.
Unnar Björnsson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2005
Posts: 164
remove the semicolon at the end of line 11
Billy Nicholson
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Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 8
.....*facepalm* Woooow... I feel like an idiot. Thanks a bunch.
Unnar Björnsson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2005
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Billy Nicholson wrote:.....*facepalm* Woooow... I feel like an idiot. Thanks a bunch.


No reason to feel silly, I think this is actually a common mistake and easy to overlook
Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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Note that a semi-colon by itself is an empty statement. So line 11 of your code means "if command equals "Map", then do nothing" - and the block in lines 12 - 18 is completely separate from the if-statement and is always executed.


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