I am a fairly new programmer still in school, and trying to have my program write the selected information to a designated file. I keep getting an error message on my file OutputStream.

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

class ExampleJComboBoxSample extends JFrame
												implements ActionListener,
												ItemListener
{
private static final int FRAME_WIDTH		=1000;
private static final int FRAME_HEIGHT		=1000;

private JComboBox comboBox1, comboBox2;
private JTextField parentinput, emailinput;

public static void main (String[] args) 
{
	ExampleJComboBoxSample frame1 = new ExampleJComboBoxSample();
	frame1.setVisible(true);
}

public ExampleJComboBoxSample()
 {
Container contentPane1, contentPane2, contentPane3;

JPanel comboPanel, okPanel, headerPanel;

JLabel image1, image2, title1, parent, teacher, child, emaildr;

JButton	saveButton, cancelButton;

String[] teacherBoxItem = {"Choose Teacher...", "Mrs. Thomas", "Mr. Peter", "Mr. Key", "Mrs. Lucky" };
String[] studentBoxItem = {"Choose Student...", "Bobby Jones", "Hailey Johnson", "Sarah Lee", "Carolyn Birdie" };

// set the frame properties
setSize(FRAME_WIDTH,FRAME_HEIGHT);
setTitle ("ExampleJComboBoxSample");

contentPane1 = getContentPane();
contentPane1.setBackground(Color.BLUE);
contentPane1.setLayout(new GridLayout(4,2));

contentPane2 = getContentPane();
contentPane2.setBackground(Color.BLUE);
contentPane2.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

contentPane3 = getContentPane();
contentPane3.setBackground(Color.BLUE);
contentPane3.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

// create and place a header for the frame
headerPanel = new JPanel(new FlowLayout());
image1 = new JLabel(new ImageIcon("/Users/bndandridge/Zion Mascot Image/mascot 2.gif"));
image2 = new JLabel(new ImageIcon("/Users/bndandridge/Zion Mascot Image/mascot 2.gif"));
title1 = new JLabel();
image1.setSize(50,50);
title1.setText("ZION PARENT CONTACT DIRECTORY");
image2.setSize(50,50);
headerPanel.setBackground(Color.BLUE);
headerPanel.add(image1, BorderLayout.WEST);
headerPanel.add(title1, BorderLayout.CENTER);
headerPanel.add(image2, BorderLayout.EAST);


// create and place combo box text fields and labels
comboPanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(4,2));
comboPanel.setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBorder("Parent Information"));
comboPanel.setBackground(Color.BLUE);

// Labels for the center panel to line up with the necessary fields of choice.
parent = new JLabel();
parent.setText("PARENTS NAME:");
teacher = new JLabel();
teacher.setText("TEACHERS NAME:");
child = new JLabel();
child.setText("STUDENTS NAME:");
emaildr = new JLabel();
emaildr.setText("EMAIL ADDRESS:");

//Grouping of the text fields, panels, and boxes.
comboPanel.add(parent);
parentinput =new JTextField(0);
parentinput.addActionListener(this);
comboPanel.add(parentinput);
comboPanel.add(teacher);
comboBox1 = new JComboBox (teacherBoxItem);
comboBox1.addItemListener(this);
comboPanel.add(comboBox1);
comboPanel.add(child);
comboBox2 = new JComboBox (studentBoxItem);
comboBox2.addItemListener(this);
comboPanel.add(comboBox2);
comboPanel.add(emaildr);
emailinput =new JTextField(0);
emailinput.addActionListener(this);
comboPanel.add(emailinput);

// create and place the buttons for the frame
okPanel =new JPanel(new FlowLayout());
saveButton = new JButton ("SAVE");
cancelButton = new JButton ("CANCEL");
saveButton.addActionListener(this);
okPanel.add(saveButton);
cancelButton.addActionListener(this);
okPanel.add(cancelButton);
okPanel.setBackground(Color.BLUE);

contentPane1.add(comboPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
contentPane2.add(okPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
contentPane3.add(headerPanel, BorderLayout.NORTH);

// register 'Exit upon closing' as a default close operation
setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
}

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event)
{
String favorite, favorite2;
int	loc, loc2;

favorite = (String) comboBox1.getSelectedItem();
loc		= comboBox1.getSelectedIndex();

favorite2 = (String) comboBox2.getSelectedItem();
loc2		= comboBox2.getSelectedIndex();

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "Currently selected item'" + 
										favorite + " ' is at index position " + loc);

/*Have input from the parent to a prelabled and dated text file.
Having issues connecting the button action to save and write the new file to the drive.
*/

//Pull internal clock to date and time stamp the upcoming file output save.
Date today;
SimpleDateFormat simpleDF1;
today = new Date();
simpleDF1 = new SimpleDateFormat("EEEE MMMM dd, yyyy HH mm");

	File 						outFile			= new File("Parent Contact Directory.txt " + simpleDF1.format(today));
	FileOutputStream     outFileStream  = new FileOutputStream(outFile);
	PrintWriter          outStream		= new PrintWriter(outFileStream);
	
	outStream.println(parentinput);
	outStream.println(comboBox1);
	outStream.println(comboBox2);
	outStream.println(emailinput);
	
	outStream.close();
}

public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent event) 
{
String state;
if (event.getStateChange() == ItemEvent.SELECTED) 
	{
		state = "is selected";
} 
	else 
	{
		state = "is deselected ";
}

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "JComboBox Item '" +
											event.getItem() + "' " + state);
}
}

Please post the entire error. The stack trace is much more useful than "an error".

Please post the entire error. The stack trace is much more useful than "an error".

Sorry I am still trying to learn how to manuever in the forum I will post the actual error statement, and thanks for assisting with the code posting. I tried to attach the code as an attachment but did not see it show up.

Sorry I am still trying to learn how to manuever in the forum I will post the actual error statement, and thanks for assisting with the code posting. I tried to attach the code as an attachment but did not see it show up.

Thought I posted it in the previous post but did not so trying again.

ExampleJComboBoxSample.java:143: unreported exception java.io.FileNotFoundException; must be caught or declared to be thrown
FileOutputStream outFileStream = new FileOutputStream(outFile);

Ok, that means you haven't put in any code to handle the exceptions from new FileOutputStream . You need to put a try-catch block around that code.