I’m currently trying to create what I thought was going to be an easy Java program. I want to create a GUI that prompts the user to enter the day of the week and will spit out the chores they have to do that day. I also wanted check boxes next to the chores to be able to mark off what is completed. I can get the code to run fine in the console window (minus the check boxes obviously) but I don’t know how to make my code run on the JFrame I created. I know there is also a way to add labels, buttons, textboxes, etc. without actually writing the code and just plotting them on the JFrame, but I can’t get my frame to appear without running the code, so it’s not editable.

This is where my code sits so far:

  • @author AMoore
  • @date 4/4/24
  • The purpose of this program is to prompt a user to enter a day of the week, give them the daily chores, and allow them to check them off.


import java.util.Scanner;
import javax.swing.JFrame;

public class ChoreChartBuilder {

JFrame frame;

public ChoreChartBuilder() {

public void initComponenent() {
    frame = new JFrame("Daily Chore Chart");

public static void main(String[] args) {
    new ChoreChartBuilder();
    Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
    String mon = "Monday";
    String tue = "Tuesday";
    String wed = "Wednesday";
    String thu = "Thursday";
    String fri = "Friday";
    String sat = "Saturday";
    String sun = "Sunday";
    System.out.println("Please enter the day of the week: ");
    String day = input.nextLine();
    if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(mon)) {
        System.out.println("Monday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(tue)) {
        System.out.println("Tuesday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(wed)) {
        System.out.println("Wednesday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(thu)) {
        System.out.println("Thursday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(fri)) {
        System.out.println("Friday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(sat)) {
        System.out.println("Saturday Chores: ");
    else if (day.equalsIgnoreCase(sun)) {
        System.out.println("Sunday Chores: ");
    else {
        System.out.println("A day of the week was not entered. Goodbye.");



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