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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

Rajath Nagaraj
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Rajath Nagaraj
Courses Plus Student 1,471 Points

I have typed in the answer as shown below: (value < 0) ? textColor = "red" : textColor = "green";

Is this the right answer? If so, the "Check work" button is not letting me proceed. If it isnt right can I please get some insight as to where Im wrong.

CodeChallenge.cs
int value = -1;
string textColor = null;

(value < 0) ? textColor = "red" : textColor = "green";

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,372 Points

A ternary should not be used to control statement execution, that's what "if" is good for.

The entire ternary is an expression, so it would not normally contain assignment statements, though it's common for it to be used in one.

A typical use of a ternary might have a structure like this:

somevariable = conditional_expression ? value_if_true : value_if_false;