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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

ternary if- c#

In the previous video, we saw how a ternary if statement could be used in place of an if/else statement to determine the value to return from a method. Ternary if statements can also be used to determine the value to use when initializing a variable. Use a ternary if statement instead of an if/else statement to initialize the textColor variable to the string value "red" if the value variable is less than "0", otherwise initialize the textColor variable to the string value "green".


int value=-1;
string textColor = null;
textColor = (value < 0 ) ? {"red"}:{"green"} ;

3 Answers

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

thank you.. i found my error..

James Hammond
James Hammond
1,297 Points

why wont something like this work?

int value = -1;

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

Because you are already assigning whats on the right, to the left. You do not have to do it again inside the ternary if. Also, the syntax is wrong. The comparison argument comes before the question mark, then the result upon a true comparison, then a colon, and the result upon a false comparison at the end.

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