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    zlloyd1 is offline Member
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    Angry Cannot find symbol errors question

    I am trying to write some simple code in an attempt to gain some much needed knowledge of the java language, but I am getting errors that I cannot understand when I try to compile my program.... This is my code:
    Java Code:
    import java.util.*;
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class Test extends JFrame{
    public static void main(String[] args){
    JFrame box = new JFrame();
    box.setTitle("Week1 test");
    JLabel label = new JLabel("Hello World");
    JButton B1 = new JButton("Exit");
    box.addActionListener(new ActionListener(){
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
    and these are the errors that the compiler is throwing at me when I try to check the code: error: cannot find symbol
    symbol: method Exit(int)
    location: class System error: cannot find symbol
    box.addActionListener(new ActionListener(){
    symbol: method addActionListener((anonymous ActionListener))
    location: variable box of type JFrame

    I cannot understand what is wrong here, I mean I imported the javax.swing.*; which I thought had all of the action and event listeners contained within. I mean, I am not exactly sure about System.Exit(), but addActionListener I am pretty sure is correct for what I am trying to do. I have created a JFrame, and added a JLabel, and a JButton to it, but I need the button to actually do something, to close the window when pressed. I have been advised that action listeners are how to do this, and that if I import the swing library, I can use them in my code. Unfortunately the compiler has a different idea, and won't recognize these as existing java operations.
    PLEASE, I am very new to java, and really need to be able to figure out how to use the language, any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!

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    Default Re: Cannot find symbol errors question

    Where is the Exit() method of the System class? Note: case matters.

    Where is the addActionListener() method of JFrame? When would that be triggered?
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