C# C# Streams and Data Processing Serialization Deserializing with Json.NET

I don't understand why my code is not working for Challenge task 3of 4 in Serialization video.

LInk to the question: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/c-streams-and-data-processing/serialization/deserializing-with-jsonnet.

The question is

Add a using directive for the Newtonsoft.Json namespace. Then add a second using statement after the first one around a new JsonTextReader object named jsonReader.

My answer is:

using System; using System.IO; using System.Collections.Generic; using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges { public class Program { public static void Main(string[] arg) { }

       public static List<WeatherForecast> DeserializeWeather(string fileName)
    {
     var weatherForecasts = new List<WeatherForecast>();
     using(var reader = new StreamReader(fileName));
     using(var jsonReader = new JsonTextReader(reader));


         return weatherForecasts;
    }

I"m getting an error that says the word "reader" does no exist in the current context.

Program.cs
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] arg)
        {
        }

           public static List<WeatherForecast> DeserializeWeather(string fileName)
        {
         var weatherForecasts = new List<WeatherForecast>();
         using(var reader = new StreamReader(fileName));
         using(var jsonReader = new JsonTextReader(reader));


             return weatherForecasts;
        }

        public static WeatherForecast ParseWeatherForecast(string[] values)
        {
            var weatherForecast = new WeatherForecast();
            weatherForecast.WeatherStationId = values[0];
            DateTime timeOfDay;
            if (DateTime.TryParse(values[1], out timeOfDay))
            {
                weatherForecast.TimeOfDay = timeOfDay;
            }
            Condition condition;
            if (Enum.TryParse(values[2], out condition))
            {
                weatherForecast.Condition = condition;
            }
            int temperature;
            if (int.TryParse(values[3], out temperature))
            {
                weatherForecast.Temperature = temperature;
            }
            double precipitation;
            if (double.TryParse(values[4], out precipitation))
            {
                weatherForecast.PrecipitationChance = precipitation;
            }
            if (double.TryParse(values[5], out precipitation))
            {
                weatherForecast.PrecipitationAmount = precipitation;
            }
            return weatherForecast;
        }


    }
}
WeatherForecast.cs
using System;

/* Sample JSON 

[
  {
    "weather_station_id": "HGKL8Q",
    "time_of_day": "06/11/2016 0:00",
    "condition": "Rain",
    "temperature": 53,
    "precipitation_chance": 0.3,
    "precipitation_amount": 0.03
  },
  {
    "weather_station_id": "HGKL8Q",
    "time_of_day": "06/11/2016 6:00",
    "condition": "Cloudy",
    "temperature": 56,
    "precipitation_chance": 0.08,
    "precipitation_amount": 0.01
  },
  {
    "weather_station_id": "HGKL8Q",
    "time_of_day": "06/11/2016 12:00",
    "condition": "PartlyCloudy",
    "temperature": 70,
    "precipitation_chance": 0,
    "precipitation_amount": 0
  },
  {
    "weather_station_id": "HGKL8Q",
    "time_of_day": "06/11/2016 18:00",
    "condition": "Sunny",
    "temperature": 76,
    "precipitation_chance": 0,
    "precipitation_amount": 0
  },
  {
    "weather_station_id": "HGKL8Q",
    "time_of_day": "06/11/2016 19:00",
    "condition": "Clear",
    "temperature": 74,
    "precipitation_chance": 0,
    "precipitation_amount": 0
  }
]
*/

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class WeatherForecast
    {
        public string WeatherStationId { get; set; }
        public DateTime TimeOfDay { get; set; }
        public Condition Condition { get; set; }
        public int Temperature { get; set; }
        public double PrecipitationChance { get; set; }
        public double PrecipitationAmount { get; set; }
    }

    public enum Condition
    {
        Rain,
        Cloudy,
        PartlyCloudy,
        PartlySunny,
        Sunny,
        Clear
    }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
174,163 Points

You have a stray semicolon after the first "using" statement.

There's also a semicolon after the second "using", but that's not a problem now. But by the next step you'll need to replace that one with a code block.