React - Create a Stateful Component (May 2023)

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I know there is already a topic for the answer for this challenge but it doesn’t seem to be working. The compiler throws the error “Missing semi-colon” in the space right after the declaration “this.state” and before the first brackets. What am I missing??
Your code so far

class StatefulComponent extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    // Only change code below this line
    this.state {
      firstName: "Conor"
    // Only change code above this line
  render() {
    return (

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Challenge: React - Create a Stateful Component

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It’s a bit of a misleading error. You are assigning a value to this.state in your constructor function, but you’re missing the assignment operator.

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Of course- duh! The simple but potent “=” solved it. Thank you! I get tunnel vision on many of these challenges and a pair of fresh eyes always help!

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