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C# C# Basics Strings Escape Sequences

MERSEDES HENDERSON
MERSEDES HENDERSON
1,234 Points

Completely floored on this one as well.

Program.cs
using System;

class Program
{

    // YOUR CODE HERE: Define a Quote method!
static string Quote(string firstParam)
{
    Console.WriteLine(Quote( "" + firstParam + "");
    return firstParam;
}
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Quote by Maya Angelou.
        Console.WriteLine(Quote("When you learn, teach. When you get, give."));
        // Quote by Benjamin Franklin.
        Console.WriteLine(Quote("No gains without pains"));
    }

}

2 Answers

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,539 Points

The problem is that you're not actually assigning the value that you're writing to the console to the variable. You don't have to do the WriteLine (and in fact shouldn't) in your function, as that is being done in the program. You just want to assign the value in your function, and then return that value so that you can use it later for whatever purpose you want. In this case, the program is using the Console.WriteLine()method to print it to the screen, but it could be used for other things as well. Also note that you will need to change your quotes to be escaped. Try changing your function to this:

static string Quote(string firstParam)
{
    firstParam = "\"" + firstParam + "\"";
    return firstParam;
}

or, better yet, just return the value like this:

static string Quote(string firstParam)
{
    return "\"" + firstParam + "\"";
}