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CREATE the instance variable shapes, an array of Shape objects, with myFile.getCountOfRecords() elements

which I try'd: Shape[] shape = shapes;
but I get the error:


Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ClassCastException: Circle
at ShapeTest.loadShapesArray(ShapeTest.java:121)
at ShapeTest.main(ShapeTest.java:24)

 
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In this line:

shape[index] = (Shape) new Circle(Integer.parseInt(myFields[c_xCoordinateField]),

you are casting a Circle to a Shape. You get the error because class Circle is not a subclass of class Shape.
 
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