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C# C# Objects Inheritance Catching Exceptions

I entered "2". I expected "You entered 2" but got "Value is out of bounds!" instead.

I need help with this problem

int value = int.Parse(Console.ReadLine());

    if (value > 0 || value < 20)
throw new System.Exception();
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("You entered {0}",value));
catch (Exception e)
    Console.WriteLine("Value is out of bounds!");

1 Answer

Hey so there are a few things here to look at. :) What you're currently saying in your if statement is

if the value is more than 0, or the value is less than 20, throw an exception

This basically means, any value you input will throw an exception because all values are either greater than 0 OR less than 20.

There are a few ways to fix this, depending on how you want to approach it. You could change your code to say

if the value is more than 0 AND the value is less than 20, Console.Writeline($"You entered {value}"), else throw exception

Or you could change the direction of your greater/less than symbols. So instead you'd be saying:

if the value is less than 0 OR the value is greater than 20, throw new exception

Hopefully that makes sense. :) Keep at it!