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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

Travis John Villanueva
Travis John Villanueva
5,052 Points

ternary if (initialise)


I can't seem to understand the question.

Whats wrong with this simple code?

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

1 Answer

You need to remove the assignment to the variable textColor inside of the clauses for your ternary operator. Just list the value which is to be set.

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