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C# C# Basics (Retired) Perform if

Henry Camacho
Henry Camacho
1,735 Points

problem with a challenge task

i have written out my code in the challenge task but for some reason it seems to be ignoring my if statement when bogus is entered. i am stumped and i cant move on in the lessons till it is fixed please help

string language = Console.ReadLine();
if (language == "C#");
    Console.WriteLine("C# Rocks!");

1 Answer

28,558 Points

The issue is the semicolon you have placed at the end of the if statement line:

if (language == "C#"); // <-- That semicolon does not belong there

By placing a semicolon there you tell C# that the if statement is done, so the next line gets treated as regular code, not code that is a part of the if statement.

If you remove the semicolon then your code will work fine.