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    Default Java code not compiling!

    Java Code:
    /**
     * Write a description of class Order here.
     * 
     * @author (your name) 
     * @version (a version number or a date)
     */
    public class Order
    {
        // instance variables - replace the example below with your own
        private String CustomersName;   //This is the customers name
        private String description;     //This is the description
        private double totalcost;          //This is the total cost
        private Time deliveredTime;     //This is the time it got delivered
        private Time callInTime;        //This is the Time it was called-in
        private int orderRef;               //This is the order reference number
    
        public void setOrderReference(String cn, String de, double tcost, Time dt, int or) 
        {
            CustomersName = cn;
            description = de;
            totalcost = tcost;
            deliveredTime = dt;
            orderRef = or;
        }
        
            public int getOrderNo()
        {
            return orderRef;
        }
        
            public void getDescription()
        {
            return dt;
        }
        
            public Time getCallInTime()
        {
            return callInTime;
        }
        
        /**
         * An example of a method - replace this comment with your own
         * 
         * @param  y   a sample parameter for a method
         * @return     the sum of x and y 
         */
        public int sampleMethod(int y)
        {
            // put your code here
            return x + y;
        }
    }
    But my program is not returning "dt" or "delieveredtime" to be precise Its seriously pissing me off i feel like throwing my computer out the window

    this is exactly what is not allowing me to compile

    public void getDescription()
    {
    return dt;
    }

    what on earth is going wrong?!!!

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    Default Re: Java code not compiling!

    What is that method declared to return?
    For instance this method is declared to return an int:
    Java Code:
    public int foo() { // this line shows the method is declaring that it will return an int
        return 3;
    }

    What is it in fact trying to return?

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    Default Re: Java code not compiling!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    What is that method declared to return?
    For instance this method is declared to return an int:
    Java Code:
    public int foo() { // this line shows the method is declaring that it will return an int
        return 3;
    }

    What is it in fact trying to return?
    ok I see, the problem was

    public Time getDescription()
    {
    return deliveredTime;
    }
    its meant to be "Time" lol

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    Default Re: Java code not compiling!

    You fixed two things:

    1) the return type of the method and
    2) what it returns.

    The method couldn't return 'dt' because it only existed in another method; 'deliverTime' can be returned because:

    1) it exists (it's an object member variable) and
    2) it has the right type.

    kind regards,

    Jos
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