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C# C# Objects Encapsulation and Arrays Ternary If

What does Iā€  mean include boolean expression?

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CodeChallenge.cs
int value = -1;
string textColor = null;
 return (value < 0) ? textColor = "red" : textColor = "green";

2 Answers

On the line which starts with return, you have what is called a ternary if statement. It is just a syntactically shorter way of writing a general if statement. The "?" acts as a "then", and the ":" acts as an "else".

Grzegorz Neubauer
Grzegorz Neubauer
997 Points

but why the code above bring this error Bummer: Did you include the boolean expression to evaluate?