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C# C# Basics (Retired) Perfect Final

Preston Ransbottom
Preston Ransbottom
3,359 Points

I keep getting a compile error with this.. However this compiles in my visual studio and runs in the console just fine..

Why will this not compile?

Program.cs
using System;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {


            while (true)
            {
                Console.Write("Enter the number of times to print \"Yay!\": ");
                var entry = Console.ReadLine();

                if (entry.ToLower() == "quit")
                {
                    break;
                }


                try
                {
                    var reps = Int32.Parse(entry);

                    if (reps <= 0)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine("You must enter a positive number.");
                        continue;
                    }

                    for (var i = 0; i < reps; i++)
                    {

                        Console.WriteLine("Yay!");
                    }

                }
                catch (FormatException)
                {

                    Console.WriteLine("You must enter a whole number.");
                    continue;
                }

            }


        }
    }
}

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

You have an outer loop that prevents the program from ending.

The challenge tester doesn't expect to have to enter "quit".

A program built according to the instructions will prompt and accept input one time, and based on the input it will either print "Yay!"s or an error mesage. Either way, it should end. With the extra loop it never ends.

Preston Ransbottom
Preston Ransbottom
3,359 Points

Hi Steve,

Thank for the reply. I have addressed and now it's compiling.

Thank