i am working with a piglatin translator that has a GUI but i am stuck on how to make it translate when i you push the translate button here is my GUI
what is in red is were the error occurs
if someone could help i would appreciate it
thanks in advance

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import  java.lang.Character.*;

//make this class "is-a" JFrame and "act-like" an action listener
public class AWindowEx1 extends JFrame implements ActionListener
{
    protected  PigLatin2 pig;

    public static final int WIDTH = 400;
    public static final int HEIGHT = 350;
    public static  int NUMBER_OF_CHAR = 700;
    private JTextField win;
    public static void main(String[ ] args )
        {
            AWindowEx1 win = new AWindowEx1();
            win.setVisible(true);
            //create an instance of your class
            //make the window visible
    }
    public AWindowEx1()
    {
        super("piglatin");
        //call the parent class constructor passing title
        setSize(WIDTH,HEIGHT);
        setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        setLayout(new GridLayout(2,1));



        setLocation(100,200);
        setVisible(true);
        JPanel winPanel = new JPanel();
        winPanel.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        winPanel.setBackground(Color.WHITE);
        win = new JTextField(NUMBER_OF_CHAR );
        winPanel.add(win,BorderLayout.SOUTH);

        JLabel winLabel = new JLabel("piglatin:");
        winPanel.add(winLabel,BorderLayout.CENTER);
        add(winPanel);
        JPanel buttonPanel = new JPanel();
        buttonPanel.setLayout(new FlowLayout());
        buttonPanel.setBackground(Color.MAGENTA);
        JButton actionButton = new JButton("translate");
        actionButton.addActionListener(this);
        buttonPanel.add(actionButton);
        JButton clearButton =new JButton("clear");
        clearButton.addActionListener(this);
        buttonPanel.add(clearButton);
        add(buttonPanel);




    }///end window

    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
    {

        [COLOR="Red"]String actionCommand = e.getActionCommand();
        if(actionCommand.equals("translate"))
        win.getWord(pig.translateLine());[/COLOR]
        else if(actionCommand.equals("clear"))
        win.setText("");
        else
        win.setText("unexpected error");

        /*String cmd = e.getActionCommand();
        if(cmd.equals("EXIT"))
        System.exit(0);
*/

        //if the action command is "Exit"; end the application
    }

}

Edited 3 Years Ago by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

The first problem is that Java supports method overloading, meaning

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e, pig )

is not the same as

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)

So you should be getting an error saying that you didn't override ActionListener's actionPerformed method... ? Are you?

goyofoyo, it looks as if you modified the code you posted after BestJestSinceJC's question and did not mention the edit, which makes the thread very hard to follow. In the future, post the updated code as a reply and note what you've changed and what problems you are still having with it, if any.

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