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  • 1. CATCHING EXCEPTION Chapter 9.1:
  • 2. Definition  An exception represents an error condition that can occur during the normal course of program execution.  Examples  Division by zero  Trying to open an input file that does not exist  An array index that goes out of bounds
  • 3. Java’s Mechanism of Exception Handling  When an exception occurs, an object of a particular exception class can be created and thrown.  The exception-handling routine can then be executed to catch & handle the exception object; we say the thrown exception is caught.  The normal sequence of flow is terminated if the exception object is thrown.
  • 4. Exception thrown Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); int num = 0; System.out.print(“Enter an integer>”); num = scan.nextInt(); System.out.println(“The number you entered is “ +num); Enter an integer> three Exception in thread "main" java.util.InputMismatchException at java.util.Scanner.throwFor(Unknown Source) at java.util.Scanner.next(Unknown Source) at java.util.Scanner.nextInt(Unknown Source) at java.util.Scanner.nextInt(Unknown Source) at ExceptionTest.main(ExceptionTest.java:11) Error message for invalid input
  • 5. Java’s Mechanism of Exception Handling (continued)  Java provides a number of exception classes to effectively handle certain common exceptions such as division by zero, invalid input, and file not found Example:  When a Scanner object is used to input data into a program, any invalid input errors are handled using the class InputMismatchException  When a division by zero exception occurs, the program creates an object of the class ArithmeticException
  • 6. Exception Types  All types of thrown exception objects are instances of the Throwable class or its subclasses.  Serious errors are represented by instances of the Error class or its subclasses.  Exceptional cases that common applications should handle are represented by instances of the Exception class or its subclasses.
  • 7. Throwable Hierarchy  There are over 60 classes in the hierarchy.
  • 8. Catching an Exception Use try{} and catch{} block To catch an exception:  Put code that might throw an exception inside a try{} block.  Put code that handles the exception inside a catch{} block. try { // statements, some of which might // throw an exception } catch ( SomeExceptionType ex ) { // statements to handle this // type of exception }
  • 9. Catching an Exception Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); int num = 0; try { System.out.print(“Enter an integer>”); num = scan.nextInt(); } catch (InputMismatchException e){ System.out.println(“Invalid input! Please enter digits only"); } System.out.println(“The number you entered is “ +num); try catch
  • 10. try-catch Control Flow
  • 11. Getting Information  There are two methods we can call to get information about the thrown exception:  getMessage  printStackTrace try { . . . } catch (NumberFormatException e){ System.out.println(e.getMessage()); System.out.println(e.printStackTrace()); }