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  1. #1
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    Using Dialog Boxes in this Script

    I wrote this:

    import java.util.*; //Needed for Scanner Class
    public class population //Begin class Population
    	public static void main (String[] args)
    				//Begin main function
    		//Variable declartion
    		int starting,avg_daily, no_days;
    		//create Scanner class for keyboard input
    		Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
    		//Get a population
    		System.out.println("Enter starting population of organisms: ");
    		starting = keyboard.nextInt();
    		//input validation
    		if (starting<2)
    		//Display invalid messages
    		System.out.println("Invalid Renter:");
    		starting = keyboard.nextInt();
    		//Input average daily population
    		System.out.println("Enter average daily population: ");
    		avg_daily = keyboard.nextInt();
    		if (avg_daily<0)//Validating daily percentage
    			System.out.println("Invalid Renter: ");
    			avg_daily= keyboard.nextInt();
    		//Inputting number of days
    		System.out.println("Enter number of days: ");
    		no_days = keyboard.nextInt();
    		for(int i=0;i<no_days;i++)//loop repeats for all days
    			System.out.println("Day " + (i+1) +":" + starting);
    	}//End main function
    }//end class Population
    How would I write this so that it uses dialog boxes for the input questions? I know I would import javax.swing.JOptionPane; ... but if I put JOptionPane.showMessageDialog instead of System.out.println it will obviously give me errors, how do i fix that.

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    I won't go through the code you have here exactly, rather just go over the JOptionPane.

    The method you want for input is JOptionPane.showInputDialog. This is always a string, so in order to capture it as valid data:
    PHP Code:
                    int starting = -1;
    boolean bValid false;
    Integer input Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter starting population of organisms: "));
    starting input.intValue();
    bValid true;
    // whatever other validation you need here, can throw an exception (change exception below if you do).
                        catch (
    NumberFormatException ex)
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null"Invalid input!""Error"JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);
                    while (!
    And so forth.

    BTW, you can easily combine the swing and the system.out. That's not an issue, but it does mean if you want to see it you have to launch it from the command line as you won't see the messages unless you redirect them elsewhere.


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