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iOS Swift 2.0 Basics Swift Types String Manipulation

Donte nall
Donte nall
1,961 Points

I have know idea what I am doing wrong with this interpolated string

let name = "Donte'"

let greeting = "(Hi there) (name)"

//i don't see the error

let name = "Donte "

let greeting = "\(Hi there) \(name)"

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! It's important to note that only variables/constants need to be interpolated. The use of the backslash parentheses is our way to tell Swift to go look up the value of this variable/constant and put it in that spot in the string. "Hi there" is not a variable/constant. Take a look at how close you are!

// Enter your code below
let name = "Jennifer"
let greeting = "Hi there, \(name)."

Happy coding! :sparkles: