Typecasting Point Value

I'm working on an assignment for my Intro to Java course and I'm currently stuck trying to sort an array of integers.

I get the values from a point object array, p, and pass them to an int array of the same size, pSize. All I need is the point object's value of x to be typecast to int and get the array sorted. However, that is not occuring. Here is the code:

import java.util.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class doCheckWin {
// Class Fields
private Point[] p;
private static int pSize;

        Class Constructor.
        Creates an array of point objects that holds the user's
        location of pieces.
public doCheckWin(Point[] p) {
        this.p = p;
        pSize = p.length;

public void checkHorizontal() {
        int[] col = new int[pSize];
        for(int i=0; i<p.length; i++) {
            col[i] = (int)p[i].getX();

Here's the method from another classthat passes the point object:

public void checkWin(Point[] p) {
    doCheckWin dcw = new doCheckWin(p);

When I print the array to screen, the values are ints...using getX changes them to double but when typecasting to int it's not working...

The problem is:

  1. Typecasting the value of x (ie: 10.0) to an integer does not work. When printing the results out on the screen I still get 10.0.
  2. Arrays.sort(col) is not sorting the array.

Sample Output of What I'm Getting


What I Want


Edit: Here's the code used to print out the array:

for(int i=0; i<col.length; i++) {


What is the point of your Point object (no pun intended)?

What is the contents of p[]? Is it an array of Point objects like you said? If so, why are you creating a point object from a point object?

It looks like you want to do something like so:

int[] col = new int[pSize];
for (int i = 0; i < p.length; i++) {
    col[i] = (int)p[i].getX();

That seem to work for me.

Here is an example:

int pSize = 5;
Point[] p = new Point[pSize];

Random z = new Random();
for (int i = 0; i < p.length; i++) {
    p[i] = new Point(i+z.nextInt(5), i);


int[] col = new int[pSize];
for (int i = 0; i < p.length; i++) {
    col[i] = (int)p[i].getX();

Which gives:

[java.awt.Point[x=3,y=0], java.awt.Point[x=3,y=1], java.awt.Point[x=6,y=2], java.awt.Point[x=3,y=3], java.awt.Point[x=4,y=4]]
[3, 3, 6, 3, 4]
[3, 3, 3, 4, 6]

  1. Your Point objects do absolutely nothing.

  2. By sorting the integers stored in col you obviously do not sort any Point object or p, you know. All you modify are the contents of col, but they are disconnected from the other data.

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