I do not want to accept same letter to guess and if does , want to show caution and force

to type another try...

and If user got correct letter than I do want to show the letter instead of "_"

_ _ _ _ _ (Example, word is school and if user enter 's' then)

S _ _ _ _

please help me out and please basic coding..

thank you in advance...


import java.util.*;

public class HangmanTest 
      public static void main(String[] args)
            String name;
            Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
            Dictionary dic = new Dictionary();
            System.out.println("Enter your name to begin....");
            name = keyboard.nextLine();
            System.out.println("The length of word is " + dic.s.length());
            for(int counter = 0; counter < dic.s.length(); counter++)
                  System.out.print("_ ");
            //System.out.println("Enter the alphabet.");
            //String input = keyboard.nextLine();
            StringBuffer gLetter = new StringBuffer();
            String letter;
            int maxTries = 7;
            while(maxTries > 0)
            System.out.println("The letters that you have guessed are: " + gLetter);
            System.out.print("Please enter a letter to guess: ");
            letter = keyboard.next();
            gLetter.append(letter + " ");      
            if(dic.s.indexOf(letter) > 1)
                  System.out.println("Please enter one letter at a time");
                  else if(dic.s.indexOf(letter) != (-1))
            System.out.println("You have " + maxTries + " wrong guesses left.");

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Dictionary 
      String words[] = {"dictionary", "technology", "federation", "restaurant", "collection", "enterprise", "television", "communicate", "exaggerate", "responsive"
                            , "automobile", "cappuccino"};
      String s = words[(int)Math.floor(Math.random() * words.length)];
      int t = s.length();



Edited 6 Years Ago by peter_budo: The code goes between code tags as [code]YOUR CODE HERE[/code] not outside as you did

You could store the user's guess in an array of characters which you initialize with '-' characters. When the user gets a letter correct, put that letter in the correct spot in the array. Then when you display the array you will have the dashes and the letters in the right places.

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