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Help with this String Thing

Rebecca Herbert

Joined: Feb 01, 2012
Posts: 3
I am on a team that has to write programs for class, and we are stuck with an issue with this code. When we put in a value, it doesn't print anything. Any ideas what the problem is?

Any help is appreciated.
Carey Brown
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Joined: Nov 19, 2001
Posts: 864

Try .equals() instead of ==. The former compares the contents of two objects, the later compares the two object references to see if they refer to the same object.

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Rebecca Herbert

Joined: Feb 01, 2012
Posts: 3
You are awesome. Thanks so much for the quick effective response.
Jeff Verdegan

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Hi, and welcome to the Ranch!

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