Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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

Why isn't this working Console.WriteLine(firstName + " rocks!");

This didn't work neither did concatenating and assigning to firstName before WriteLine

CodeChallenge.cs
string firstName = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine(firstName+ rocks!);
Patrik Horváth
Patrik Horváth
11,110 Points

whot about using

"
 "

and not

“ ”

its difrent :)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

You've got the wrong kind of quote marks. As Patrik indicated visually, you're using word-processor style quotes instead of programming quotes. This might be from cutting and pasting them from the instructions. Actually cutting the message itself is a good idea, but always add the quotes yourself to make sure they're the right kind.