turn led on and off with button??? why not work??

I have a code, here is an excerpt. full code shouldn't matter here,,, for some reason my if statement isn't working.

I want to switch one led on and the other off at the same time,, store the on/off state in a variable, and use the variable to determine the if statement to be used.

I have already referenced the sample of turning on and off an led,, but I don't seem to be having any errors... I don't have an else,, just an if,, followed by an if,, but that doesn't seem to be where the problem lies,, it just doesn't even use the first if statement.

if(lfs_button == HIGH)
{
  Serial.println(lfs_button);
  
  if (lfs_led = 0)
  {
    digitalWrite(lf_on, HIGH); 
    digitalWrite(rf_on, LOW);
  lfs_led = 1; 
  rfs_led = 0;
  Serial.println(lfs_led);
  }
  if (lfs_led = 0)

oops

. full code shouldn't matter here

It may well do - who are you to say?
For all we know lfs_button could be a pin number that is never going to equal one.

I caught it

if ==, not if = ,

ayway, sure…

#include<SPI.h>
#include<RF24.h>

#define joyStick_x A0
#define joyStick_y A1
#define joyStick_z A2
#define leftFrontSelect 4
#define rightFrontSelect 2
const int lf_on = 5;
const int rf_on = 3;

int lfs_button = 0;
int rfs_button = 0;
int lfs_led = 0;
int rfs_led = 0;

RF24 radio (7,8);

byte addresses [][10] = {"1Node","2Node"};

struct dataStruct 
{
  int Xposition;
  int Yposition;
  int Zposition;
  int lf_select;
  int rf_select;
} myData;
void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:
pinMode(leftFrontSelect, INPUT);
pinMode(rightFrontSelect, INPUT);
pinMode(lf_on, OUTPUT);
pinMode(rf_on, OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(lf_on, LOW);
digitalWrite(rf_on, LOW);
Serial.begin(115200);
radio.begin();
radio.setChannel(108);
radio.setDataRate(RF24_250KBPS);
radio.setPALevel(RF24_PA_LOW);
radio.openWritingPipe(addresses[0]);
radio.openReadingPipe(1,addresses[1]);
radio.startListening();

}

void loop() {
  // put your main code here, to run repeatedly:
lfs_button = digitalRead(leftFrontSelect);
rfs_button = digitalRead(rightFrontSelect);

if(lfs_button == HIGH)
{
  Serial.println(lfs_button);
  
  if (lfs_led == 0)
  {
    digitalWrite(lf_on, HIGH); 
    digitalWrite(rf_on, LOW);
  lfs_led = 1; 
  rfs_led = 0;
  Serial.println(lfs_led);
  }
  
} 
if(rfs_button == HIGH)
{
  if(rfs_led == 0)
  {
    digitalWrite(rf_on, HIGH);
    digitalWrite(lf_on, LOW);
  rfs_led = 1;
  rfs_led = 0;
  }
  
}
radio.stopListening();
myData.Xposition = analogRead(joyStick_x);
myData.Yposition = analogRead(joyStick_y);
myData.Zposition = analogRead(joyStick_z);
myData.lf_select = lf_on;
myData.rf_select = rf_on;


radio.write(&myData, sizeof(myData));
radio.startListening();

}