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C# C# Basics (Retired) Console I/O Console I/O

Oscar Johansson
Oscar Johansson
130 Points

What's wrong?

help me out

CodeChallenge.cs
String bookTitle = System.Console.Write (booktitle: );
System.Console.ReadLine (bookTitle);

3 Answers

Antonio De Rose
Antonio De Rose
20,882 Points
String bookTitle = System.Console.Write (booktitle: ); //you should not be storing Console.Write to a variable, rather an input, which is the readLine
System.Console.ReadLine (bookTitle);//readLine will not need a variable inside a method

//I will help you with the first part of the challenge
System.Console.Write("Enter a book title: "); //1st part
//second part, think of it like, when the above is read in file, it prompts you to give an input,
//and the Console.ReadLine, in the next line, you are going to give, will take what
//ever you typed and save it into the variable, that you give.
Dale Severude
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Dale Severude
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 71,324 Points

Do not assign the variable bookTitle in the first line. Instead call System.Console.Write(); and paste in the required text "Enter a book title: ".

Then assign bookTitle var bookTitle to be equal to = System.Console.ReadLine();

Christopher Pritchard
Christopher Pritchard
3,411 Points

Hi Oscar, you simply have a mix up between write and read

Try this:

    //Set the new variable, bookTitle, with a ReadLine, not a Write
    string bookTitle = System.Console.ReadLine();
    //Now you can write it out
    System.Console.Write(bookTitle);