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    Resolved [RESOLVED] ? Operator

    Is the ? operator the same as the If operator in VB.Net?

    IE - Does this:
    Code:
    Dim foo As Integer = If(1 = 2, 5, 10)
    'Foo = 10
    Translate to this:
    Code:
    int foo = (1 == 2) ? 5 : 10;
    //Foo = 10
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    Re: ? Operator

    That's a condensed if in Java. It looks like it is the same as in VB, but just in case, it is doing:

    <if whatever> ? <then> : <else>

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    Re: ? Operator

    Ok, that's what I figured. Thanks!

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    Re: [RESOLVED] ? Operator

    "Condensed if" is made up terminology. Just see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%3F:#Java for the skinny in brief.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] ? Operator

    While condensed if may be made up terminology, if 90% of programmers use the term, it is correct to use when describing something. It's the exact reason something gets added to the dictionary -- common use.

    Just like no one will know what you're talking about if you pronounce the .gif file extension as "jif."

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    Re: [RESOLVED] ? Operator

    I know I'm a bit late. But this is called a Ternary operator.
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