import java.applet.*; import java.awt.*; import java.awt.event.*; import java.text.DecimalFormat: import javax.swing.JOptionPane; import javax.swing.*; import javax.swing.event.*; public class paulfarquhar extends Applet implements ActionListener { double loan, interest, term, mpayment; String list; DecimalFormat df = new DeciamlFormat ("$#,#0.00); Label loanLabel = new Label("Enter the amount of your loan: "; TextField loanField = new TextField(10); Button calcButton = new Button("Calculate"); Label outputLabel = new Label ("Click the Calculate button to see what your monthly payment will be."); public void init() { add (loanLabel); add (loanField); JComboBox list = new JComboBox(); FlowLayout flo = new FlowLayout(); list.addItem("7 Years at 5.35%"); list.addItem("15 Years at 5.5%"); list.addItem("30 Years at 5.75%"); setLayout(flo); add(list); add(calcButton); calcButton.setActionCommand("caculate"); calcButton.addActionListener(this); add(outputLabel); add(clearButton); clearButton.setActionCommand("clear"); clearButton.addActionListener(this); } public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e) { String arg = e.getActionCommand(); { if (arg == "caculate") { if (e.getSource() == list) { String s = (String)list.getSelectedItem(); if (s.equals("7 Years at 5.35%)); term = (7); interest = (.0535); if(s.equals("15 Years at 5.5%)); term = (15); interest = (.0550) if(s.equals("30 Years at 5.75%")); term = (30) interest = (.0575); } } } } }

The error I get is with the line right above my if statements pointing at the period right before getSelectedItem. The full error I get is: cannot resolve symbol

symbol : method getSelectedItem ()

location: class java.lang.String

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.