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C# C# Basics (Retired) Console I/O Formatting Output

steeve Francois
steeve Francois
Courses Plus Student 572 Points

can someone me with this.....Use Console.WriteLine to print the contents of the firstName variable to the screen.

I did the first two line but there is something wrong with the third one

string firstName;
string fisrtName = Console.ReadLine();

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

Don't put quotes around your variable name.

That makes it a literal string, but you want to use the variable which represents the name that was assigned.

Also, you can only declare a variable once, whether or not you initialize it at the same time. So you don't need the first line at all.

I tried this answer.

  1. It worked for me without the second object 'string'
  2. Careful of the spelling for the firstName variable on line two :-)