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C# ASP.NET MVC Basics Controllers Using Action Result Types

DJ Scott
DJ Scott
6,325 Points

I'm getting a "Cannot implicitly convert type 'System.Web.Mvc.ContentResult' to 'string'"

When we convert the return statement into a Content Result. I get an error saying cannot implicitly convert to string. Based on the error I would think that I couldn't set Content to a string, but Content is a string. What am I doing wrong?

My code appears to be the same as in the video...

    public string Detail()
    {
        return new ContentResult()
        {
            Content = "Hello from the comic books controller"
        };

    }

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

Your "return" statement is passing back a new ContentResult(), but the method "Detail" is declared as returning an item of type string which causes the error.

In the video, this was changed to keep both in sync at about time index 0:30.