<identifier> expected error in Java

Discussion in 'Software' started by mdgtjulie, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mdgtjulie


    Feb 6, 2014
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    I'm trying to create a square class that extends Rectangle. I want to set square width equal to square height. I keep getting an identifier expected error. Here is my code:

    public class Square extends Rectangle
    private double squareWidth = width;
    private double squareHeight = height;

    public double getSquareWidth()
    return squareWidth;

    public Square mySquare = new Square();
    mySquare.getSquareWidth() = squareHeight;

    mySquare.getSquareWidth() = squareHeight is the line giving me trouble. (As I understand it, since I declared my variables, I can now use them anywhere in the program. I'm not understanding why I'm getting this error.)
    mdgtjulie, Feb 6, 2014
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