Help please with a simple code change?!
Please can I precede my comments by stating that I have no programming experience but I am a graduate Psychologist in need of some programming advice with a project that I need to work on urgently. I am willing to offer a thank you payment to anyone who can help or a donation to your charity of choice.
I am looking to change just one number within an existing and working java code (several times over), and am aware of some basic things I need to do to achieve this, but no idea how to do them, I have tried to use some online guides but it's well above my comprehension...
I use a PC, with Vista operating system and Google Chrome, and the code is written on a notepad file. The code (named "control") is stored within a folder on my desktop along with a corresponding CLASS file of the same name; a further code file name "more applet" and corresponding CLASS file of the same name; and chrome HTML document.
1) I am aware that I need to set my system's search path to the java directory, however unsure of how to do this?
2) I can call the "call javac.exe" to compile the revised code. I really dont know how to do this?
So far I have been able to download the Java Developers Kit, and have been able to find the java directory (I think) using DOS. However where I go from here in terms of matching up DOS, Java and my code files, I really am stuck.
Thank you in advance and sorry if this is a really cheeky request, I hope you can help.