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Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException

 
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When I try to run my code, I get this error that pops up,"Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException"

Any help explained in Newbie Terms would be appreciated!

Here is the code and errors. Thanks!



run:
Enter a complex number:
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:56)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:56)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 38 seconds)
 
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This line....



Doesn't do anything... There is only one "num" that is in scope -- and it is the instance variable. So, this line just sets num to its current value, which is null.

Henry
 
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Thanks for that. When I try to execute it I still get the error.

Heres my code and errors:



Errors:

run:
Enter a complex number:
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:67)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at ComplexPanel.paintComponent(ComplexNumberPlot.java:67)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1027)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1036)
at javax.swing.JLayeredPane.paint(JLayeredPane.java:564)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintChildren(JComponent.java:864)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paintToOffscreen(JComponent.java:5129)
at javax.swing.BufferStrategyPaintManager.paint(BufferStrategyPaintManager.java:277)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paint(RepaintManager.java:1217)
at javax.swing.JComponent.paint(JComponent.java:1013)
at java.awt.GraphicsCallback$PaintCallback.run(GraphicsCallback.java:21)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runOneComponent(SunGraphicsCallback.java:60)
at sun.awt.SunGraphicsCallback.runComponents(SunGraphicsCallback.java:97)
at java.awt.Container.paint(Container.java:1780)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:814)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.paintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:714)
at javax.swing.RepaintManager.seqPaintDirtyRegions(RepaintManager.java:694)
at javax.swing.SystemEventQueueUtilities$ComponentWorkRequest.run(SystemEventQueueUtilities.java:128)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:209)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:597)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 19 seconds)

and if you need it, my class that represents complex numbers:

 
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Thanks for that. When I try to execute it I still get the error.



James,

You need to fix the problem -- not just remove that line. You are getting the null pointer exception because you didn't set the variable correctly. Not setting the variable at all (by removing the line) doesn't solve the problem.

Henry
 
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I don't know how to "correctly set" the variable. I want the user's complex number in there, I know, but I am no good at this language.
 
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The variable num is null, and until you assign a non-null value to it it will remain null. Now there are two possible fixes:

1) assign a non-null value to num in its constructor

2) check against null in paintComponent:
 
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