FAQ: Method Calls and Input - Named Arguments

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I did call the name first (as I learned that parameters should be called within the right order), but Codecademy said, this was not right.


In regards to the orders, positional arguments are meant to be called prior named ones.

Positional ones are the arguments that don’t need to be specified within the parameters of your method (inside the Main method). The exercise expected you to use a named one to call your name.

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see this for better understanding of positional arguments friends

//+ named args

using System;

namespace NamedArguments


class Program


static void Main(string[] args)


func();               /// ans 01 02 03 04


///: Argument 1: cannot convert from 'char' to 'string'

func("1");            /// ans 1 02 03 04

func("1","2","3","4");/// ans 1 2 3 4

func(th:"3");         /// ans 01 02 3 04


///: Named argument 'th' is used out-of-position 

/// but is followed by an unnamed argument

func("1","2",th:"3"); /// ans 1 2 3 04

func("1","2","3",fr:"4"); /// ans 1 2 3 4

func("1","2",fr:"4"); /// ans 1 2 03 4


/// : Named argument 'tw' specifies a parameter 

/// for which a positional argument has already been given


static void func( string on = "01", string tw = "02",

  string th = "03" , string fr="04")


  Console.WriteLine($"ans {on} {tw} {th} {fr}");




put like , if you understand it well

The solution to this problem is not what it asks to do in the directions. It specifically says to use this formatting

VisitPlanets(a: “foo”, d: 4);

But the “actual answer” it wants you to do it this way


  VisitPlanets(numberOfPlanets: 2);

  VisitPlanets(numberOfPlanets: 2, name: "Farfel");

These lessons are getting worse and worse the further along you go. They don’t make any sense half the time, the answers are broken, and the code will fail to work but it will progress the lesson. Losing faith in codecademy.