# Trying to draw a line that changes color [closed]

I'm trying to use tikz to draw a line that changes color at two different points. As you can see from the code below, what I want is a line that starts solid red, changes to dotted gray, and ends as solid green. When I compile, though, I get the red section only, without the other two. What is the remedy?

\documentclass[border=2mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}

%% The line itself

\draw [red, very thick, |-] (0,0) -- (22,0);
\draw [gray, very thick, dotted] (22,0 -- 26,0);
\draw [green, very thick, ->] (26,0 -- 40,0);

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


## closed as off-topic by Torbjørn T., Andrew Swann, Stefan Pinnow, Schweinebacke, egregApr 1 '17 at 10:51

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• Write (22,0) -- (26,0) instead of (22,0 -- 26,0), and (26,0) -- (40,0) instead of (26,0 -- 40,0). – jubobs Jun 26 '14 at 20:30
• ...And this is why it's a bad idea to code when you're tired. I can't believe I did that. – crmdgn Jun 26 '14 at 20:36
• This question appears to be off-topic because it was solved by correcting a simple typo. – Paul Gessler Jun 26 '14 at 23:04
• This question appears to be off-topic because it was solved by correcting a simple typo. – Masroor Jun 26 '14 at 23:29
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the problem was caused by a typo (forgetting a couple of parentheses). – Torbjørn T. Apr 1 '17 at 9:25