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

HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points

I really cant see any Mistake Could you Please check me VideoGamesController.cs(49,17): error CS1525: Unexpected symbol

Could you check where is the mistake

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

           };

            return View(videoGame);

        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame
@{
    ViewBag.PageTitle = Models.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.Name</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 + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,524 Points

The error comes from the semicolon that is placed after the Characters object initializer:

Characters = new Character[] 
{
    new Character() { Name = "Mario"},
    new Character() { Name = "Princess Peach"},
    new Character() { Name = "Bowser"},
    new Character() { Name = "Toad"},
    new Character() { Name = "Yoshi"},
}; // <- This semicolon

The Characters object initializer is nested within the videoGame object initializer and semicolons are not allowed within object initializers.

If you remove that semicolon then that error will go away, but there is another issue with your code which is the fact that the Character property is actually defined as a string array within the VideoGame class, not a Character array. So you have to convert the array to a string array.

If you fix those two issues like this:

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);

        }
    }
}

Then your code will pass the first task.

HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points

this is the correct answer thank you andrean