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C#

Need Help with C# Escape Sequences

Define a Quote method that accepts a string parameter. It should return that same string, but surrounded by double quotes. For example, Console.WriteLine(Quote("When you learn, teach. When you get, give.")) should print "When you learn, teach. When you get, give." (Note that the output is surrounded by quotes.)

Code:

using System;

class Program {

// YOUR CODE HERE: Define a Quote method!

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."));
}

}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,057 Points

It doesn't look like you've started yet. Here's some general hints:

  • start by creating the basic method structure: define return type, name, argument, body area
  • in the body area, use the argument that was passed and add quote marks around it
  • you can do this with your choice of technique: template string, concatenation, string formatting, etc.
  • then "return" the new string

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