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

Mohammed Hossen
Mohammed Hossen
5,591 Points

How to resolve assembly reference error?

Hi, I am getting an error message while trying to create an array of Characters property. I am not clear how to resolve this issue.

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 Characters[]
                {
                    new Characters(){"Mario"},
                    new Characters(){"Princess Peach"},
                    new Characters(){"Bowser"},
                    new Characters(){"Toad"},
                    new Characters(){"Yoshi"}
                }
            };

            return View(videoGame);
        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame
@{
    ViewBag.PageTitle = "Video Game Detail";
}

<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

Mohammed Hossen
Mohammed Hossen
5,591 Points

Nevermind, I figured out the solution.

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[5]
                {
                   "Mario",
                     "Princess Peach" ,
                     "Bowser" ,
                      "Toad" ,
                        "Yoshi"
                }
            };