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Hello there,
I am trying to learn android application development through one of the online tutorials .I am stuck at a point and since,both java and android are new for me I can't figure out how to get out of it.Here's the code to my Startingpoint.java:
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public class Startingpoint extends Activity {
int counter;
Button add,sub;
TextView display;
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.main);
        counter=0;
        add=(Button)findViewById(R.id.bAdd);
        sub=(Button)findViewById(R.id.bSub);
        display=(TextView)findViewById(R.id.display);
        add.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                        
                        @Override
                        public void onClick(View v) {
                                counter++;
                                display.setText("Your total is " + counter);
                                
                        }
                });
        sub.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                        
                        @Override
                        public void onClick(View v) {
                                counter--;
                                display.setText("Your total is" + counter);
                                
                        }
                });
    }
 
}
The following are the contents within the LineaLlayout in my main.xml file:
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    <TextView 
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="@string/result"
        android:textSize="25sp"
        android:layout_gravity="fill_horizontal"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:id="@+id/display"
    />
    <Button
        android:layout_width="250dp"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="@string/bAdd"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:gravity="center"
		android:id="@+id/bAdd"    
    />
    <Button
        android:layout_width="250dp"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="@string/bSub"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:id="@+id/bSub"
    />
And this is what the logcat has to say :
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02-13 11:44:12.076: D/AndroidRuntime(2026): Shutting down VM
02-13 11:44:12.076: W/dalvikvm(2026): threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0xb2d5bb08)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): Process: com.thenewboston.rohit, PID: 2026
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.thenewboston.rohit/com.thenewboston.rohit.Startingpoint}: java.lang.NullPointerException
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2176)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2226)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread.access$700(ActivityThread.java:135)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1397)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:137)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4998)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	atcom.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:777)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:593)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at com.thenewboston.rohit.Startingpoint.onCreate(Startingpoint.java:21)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5243)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1087)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2140)
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	... 11 more
Being inexperienced in java , I could not figure out what's wrong with the code.May be the exception is due to my add,sub and display being null but I am not sure.Please help me figure out what's wrong with my code and how to deal with it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Well, you can find the line where it crashes in the logcat:

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02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): 	at com.thenewboston.rohit.Startingpoint.onCreate(Startingpoint.java:21)
It's line 21. Which one is that?

Have a look at my debugging tutorial here as well, mainly the part on understanding the logcat. It will probably be very helpful and save much time: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2325164
 
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Well, you can find the line where it crashes in the logcat:

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02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
02-13 11:44:12.156: E/AndroidRuntime(2026): at com.thenewboston.rohit.Startingpoint.onCreate(Startingpoint.java:21)
It's line 21. Which one is that?

Have a look at my debugging tutorial here as well, mainly the part on understanding the logcat. It will probably be very helpful and save much time: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2325164
I bet they must be the findViewById(int id);
as much i trust my counting skills line 21 is calling for one the views
i still remeber the first NPE when i started android

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I am sorry , I should have mentioned it.
Line 21 -> add.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener()
 
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I am sorry , I should have mentioned it.
Line 21 -> add.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener()
It means the.view with id bAdd was not found make sure have declared it in your layout

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I have declared the ids for each view as you can see in the layout.xml attached.This NPE is turning out to be quite frustrating now.
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