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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

tenary operator answe not working

i keep getting a bummer message asking whether i made a bool

int value = -1;
string textColor = null;

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

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

The parentheses enclose "the boolean expression to evaluate" β€” you have that part correct but the checker is probably confused by the rest of the syntax.

Remember that 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;

And don't forget that textColor is the variable being assigned, you won't need to create a new one.