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Cannot use Random type

Frits Broekhuis

Joined: Jan 09, 2013
Posts: 2

I'm quite new at Java, although I have other programming experience.

I'm trying to compile a code sample, which makes use of the Random type. The problem is that Eclipse produces the following error message:

The import android.util.Random cannot be resolved

This seems, strange, because in the Type Hierarchy browser I can easily find the unit and the Random type. I'm using Eclipse Juno, 20121004-1855 with Android SDK at API level 17. Not sure what other information would be needed to resolve this error.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Frits Broekhuis

Joined: Jan 09, 2013
Posts: 2
Sorry for bother you guys, I just found the solution: I should have imported java.util.Random, rather than android.util.Random!
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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