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Old 07-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there.

I wrote a little app that used NumericFieldChoice for the user to input a limited range of values. Thanks to members' help on this forum I completed and installed it on my Pearl. I then realized there was a bug when the user had to enter a decimal value. The range is anywhere from 0 to 3 in increments of .5.

After doing much reading I came to the conclusion that I can use only ObjectChoiceField or a simple EditField. I then converted that text to a number using Integer.valueOf(value1).intValue() in order to perform the necessary calculations. However I get this error:

cannot find symbol
symbol : method valueOf(net.rim.device.api.ui.component.EditField)
location: class java.lang.Integer

(Note that I'm aware that this is for integer values. I will change it to double when I resolve the error.)

My question is 1) am I on the right path using these fields for numeric input or is there a more efficient way and 2) why am I getting this error message?

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Old 07-09-2008, 03:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you tried to get the value of an editfield, try it with gettext() instead.
create the editfield with filter_numeric to avoid people entering letters.
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