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    Question Checking a string var to an actually string?

    So, I made a random number generator/guessing game just for fun and practice. But I'm stuck.. at the end of the program if you guessed wrong it asks you if you want to try again. I have a string var and I'm trying to check if it is equal to the word "Yes", and if it is then run the program again. But it always does the else statement of the if function, even if I type the word yes.
    Java Code:
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class RandomNumber {
    	//Yes, No Vars
    	public String yesVar = "Yes";
    	public String noVar = "No";
    	//User Input
    	Scanner scanner = new Scanner(;
    	//Try again variables 
    	public boolean playAgain = false;
    	public String startOverAnswer;
    	public void pickNumber() {
    		//Random Number
    		int number = (int) (Math.random()*10)+1;
    		//Get user guess and parse the guess to an int
    		System.out.print("Your guess: ");
    		String guess = scanner.nextLine();
    		int guessFinal = Integer.parseInt(guess);
    		//Check guess
    		if(guessFinal == number) {
    			System.out.println("Nice guess, you got it RIGHT!");
    		} else {
    			System.out.println("I know, it's hard. But you got it WRONG!");
    			System.out.println("Would you like to try again? (Yes or No): ");
    			String startOverAnswer = scanner.nextLine();
    		//Start over?	
    		if(startOverAnswer == "Yes"){
    EDIT: I figured out I need to use ".equals(object)" to compare the contents of my String.
    There's also a class that runs the file, but I guess you guys don't need that code.
    Last edited by DoubleElite; 06-29-2011 at 02:47 AM. Reason: FIXED

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