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Ternary Operators - C# basics

  • 10 July 2013
  • Author: RCharCox
  • Number of views: 9167

I learned a new word today.  Ternary.  Specifically speaking, ternary operators.  In programming languages, we all know that code comes down to basic conditions, right?  If a situation exists or is true, then do something else.  Well, I came across a snippet of code today in one of our products that used this little magic statement.


public void TernaryOperatorExamples()
            var varInt = 10000;
            bool myResult;
            var example = 10 > varInt ? myResult = true : myResult = false;
If written in the traditional if/else format, it would look something like this:
 public void TradtionalConditional()
            var varInt = 10000;
            bool myresult;
            var example = 10;

            if (example > varInt)
                myResult = true;
                myResult = false;
As you can see, it is much more concise to use the ternary operators here.  However, that’s not to say that we should all kick the traditional conditionals to the curb; if the readability suffers, or it becomes difficult to maintain, you know you should go back. 


I know it’s a short one, but I’m getting back into the swing of writing.  More to come, good people of the internet!
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