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C# Short Hand If...Else


Short Hand If...Else (Ternary Operator)

There is also a short-hand if else, which is known as the ternary operator because it consists of three operands. It can be used to replace multiple lines of code with a single line. It is often used to replace simple if else statements:

Syntax

variable = (condition) ? expressionTrue :  expressionFalse;

Instead of writing:

Example

int time = 20;
if (time < 18) 
{
  Console.WriteLine("Good day.");
} 
else 
{
  Console.WriteLine("Good evening.");
}

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You can simply write:

Example

int time = 20;
string result = (time < 18) ? "Good day." : "Good evening.";
Console.WriteLine(result);

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C# Exercises

Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Print "Hello World" if x is greater than y.

int x = 50;
int y = 10;
 (x  y) 
{
  Console.WriteLine("Hello World");
}

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