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C# ASP.NET MVC Basics Modeling and Presenting Data Using Strongly Typed Views

Aftab Bashir
Aftab Bashir
1,830 Points

Got an error "Using Directive"

Treehouse.Models.VideoGame' is atype' but a `variable' was expected

VideoGamesController.cs
using System.Web.Mvc;
using Treehouse.Models;

namespace Treehouse.Controllers
{
    public class VideoGamesController : Controller
    {
        public ActionResult Detail()
        {
            var videoGame = new VideoGame()
            {
                Title = "Super Mario 64",
                Description = "Super Mario 64 is a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.",
                Characters = new string[]
                {
                    "Mario",
                    "Princess Peach",
                    "Bowser",
                    "Toad",
                    "Yoshi",
                }
            };
            return View(VideoGame);
        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame

@{
    ViewBag.PageTitle = Model.DisplayText;
}

<h1>@Model.Title</h1>

<h5>Description:</h5>
<div>@Model.Description</div>

<h5>Characters:</h5>
<div>
    <ul>
        @foreach (var character in Model.Characters)
        {
            <li>@character</li>
        }
    </ul>
</div>
VideoGame.cs
namespace Treehouse.Models
{
    // Don't make any changes to this class!
    public class VideoGame
    {
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Description { get; set; }
        public string[] Characters { get; set; }
        public string Publisher { get; set; }

        public string DisplayText
        {
            get
            {
                return Title + " (" + Publisher + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,707 Points

You nearly had it — just one little typo! :hushed:

:point_right: VideoGame (capital "V") is a type, and videoGame (little "v") is your variable.

Look where you pass an argument in your call View.

Aftab Bashir
Aftab Bashir
1,830 Points

oh! Thanks.. It worked :)