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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

Jason Dittmer
Jason Dittmer
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I made the ternary if statement, but it's saying I did not include the boolean expression to evaluate.

I made the ternary if statement with the less-than boolean expression, but it's saying I did not include the boolean expression to evaluate. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

int value = -1;
string textColor = null;

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

3 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Close but not quite! First we give the variable name that we want to change. Then we set it equal to and then do the expression to determine which value to set it to. Take a look here:

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

This will set the value of textColor to "red" if less than 0 and "green" otherwise. Hope this helps! :smiley:

I'm not 100% sure, but shouldn't it be something like this:

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

Edit: Woops! Jennifer beat me to it.