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I downloaded JDK 1.3 together with textpad. why is it that whenever I want to compile my codes, the following error message appears.

javac: invalid argument: C:\izal\software design\practice\FrameWithPanel.txt
Usage: javac <options> <source files>
where possible options include:
  -g                        Generate all debugging info
  -g:none                   Generate no debugging info
  -g:{lines,vars,source}    Generate only some debugging info
  -O                        Optimize; may hinder debugging or enlarge class file
  -nowarn                   Generate no warnings
  -verbose                  Output messages about what the compiler is doing
  -deprecation              Output source locations where deprecated APIs are used
  -classpath <path>         Specify where to find user class files
  -sourcepath <path>        Specify where to find input source files
  -bootclasspath <path>     Override location of bootstrap class files
  -extdirs <dirs>           Override location of installed extensions
  -d <directory>            Specify where to place generated class files
  -encoding <encoding>      Specify character encoding used by source files
  -target <release>         Generate class files for specific VM version


Tool completed with exit code 2

By the way, I'm using Windows ME.
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Question by:heuer
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by:mohan_sekar
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Dear heuer,

          You should first configure your TextPad editor by setting the class path to like c:\jdk1.2\lib;

bye
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by:heuer
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and how do i go about doing that?
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barrel earned 300 total points
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Try to compile a java file instead of a text file, so start with renaming the FrameWithPanel.txt to FrameWithPanel.java.

BArrel
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by:rjackman
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hi
C:\izal\software design\practice\FrameWithPanel.txt
is this the file u are trying to compile?
then pls chage the .txt extension to .java
and try
javac urfilename.java optionsifatall there
chheers
RJ
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by:objects
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mohan_sekar,

read the ee guidelines about proposing answers.
heuer has a lot better chance of solving their problem if the question is unlocked.

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by:heuer
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mohan_sekar sorry man, yours didn't work. barrel's solution is the right one. I made a 'stupid' mistake of ending my file with a .txt instead of .java
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by:heuer
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thanks barrel. Anyway, I've noticed my silly mistake even before you posted your comments. Thanks again.

cheers :)
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