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I ran into another problem using if looping.

What I want to do, in plain english, is if a variable is one thing (it will be Quit in this case), exit the program. Otherwise, I want it to ask for any other inputs and execute the program.

My code:

using System;
using SC = System.Console;

// Namespace
namespace payroll
{
    // Class
    class payroll
    {
        // Method start
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Declare variables
            double hoursWorked = 0.0, payRate = 0.0, grossPay = 0.0, stateTax = 0.0;
            double federalTax = 0.0, ficaTax = 0.0, netPay = 0.0;
            string hoursWorkedStr, payRateStr, empName;

            SC.WriteLine("Payroll Application");

            //Input
            SC.Write("\nPlease input Employee's Name (or Quit to end program): ");
            if(empName != Quit)
            {
                SC.Write("\nPlease input hours worked: ");
                hoursWorkedStr = Console.ReadLine();
                hoursWorked = Convert.ToDouble(hoursWorkedStr);

                SC.Write("\nPlease input rate of pay: ");
                payRateStr = Console.ReadLine();
                payRate = Convert.ToDouble(payRateStr);

                //Calculations
                grossPay = (hoursWorked * payRate);
                stateTax = (grossPay * 0.04);
                federalTax = (grossPay * 0.23);
                ficaTax = (grossPay * 0.14);
                netPay = (grossPay - (stateTax + federalTax + ficaTax));

                //Output
                SC.WriteLine("\nThe gross pay is:   {0:f}", grossPay);
                SC.WriteLine("\nThe state tax is:    {0:f}", stateTax);
                SC.WriteLine("\nThe federal tax is:  {0:f}", federalTax);
                SC.WriteLine("\nThe fica tax is:     {0:f}", ficaTax);
                SC.WriteLine("\nThe net pay is:     {0:f}", netPay);
                SC.WriteLine("\nEnd of Program");

            else
                return 0;   
            }

        }

    }
}

But everytime I try to use Quit, VS has a fit, same with else. Please help.

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Last Post by tboctavan
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Your return type is void. If you change the method signature to return int, you should be good to go.

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You're comparing to variables empName and Quit. I don't see a variable called Quit declared anywhere. If you wanted to compare it to the string "Quit", then it would look like this:

if (empName != "Quit")
{
    ...
}

Note that it is case-sensitive. If you want to ignore case, you can use the String.Equals() method that explicitly specifics a StringComparison.

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