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iOS Swift 2.0 Basics An Introduction to Swift Programming Working With Variables

Variable & String in Swift 2.0 Basics

In Challenge Task 1 of 2 in Swift 2.0 Basics, it says to declare a variable named "language" and to create a string "swift". Here is what I typed:

var = "language" str = "swift"

Got error message. What's wrong??

// Enter your code below
var = "language"
str = "swift"

1 Answer

Michael Reining
Michael Reining
10,101 Points

Hi Matt,

The challenge is asking for something a little different.

The syntax when you create a variable goes like this

var myVariableName // enter var followed by the variable name
var myString = "Enter String" // you can also initialize it with a String in one step
var myVariable: String // if you do not initialize it, you have to specify the type

Applying the above to the code challenge and you end up with this

// Enter your code below
var language = "Swift" // declare variable called language and assign it the string "Swift"
language = "Objective-C" // assign a new value to the language variable

I hope that helps,


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