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

Alec Gillanders
Alec Gillanders
19,548 Points

Instantiate an instance of the VideoGame data model.

What am I missing?

there appears to be an issue with type or namespace?

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();
        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@{
    ViewBag.PageTitle = "Video Game Detail";
}

<h1>@ViewBag.Title</h1>

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

<h5>Characters:</h5>
<div>
    <ul>
        @foreach (var character in ViewBag.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 Character[] Characters { get; set; }
        public string Publisher { get; set; }

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

2 Answers

Kristian Gausel
Kristian Gausel
14,649 Points
using System.Web.Mvc;
using Treehouse.Models;

namespace Treehouse.Controllers
{
    public class VideoGamesController : Controller
    {
        public ActionResult Detail()
        {
            var videoGame = new VideoGame() //You had this backwards with the capitalization of "v"
            {    
                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[] //You should keep this as it was
                {
                "Mario",
                "Princess Peach",
                "Bowser",
                "Toad",
                "Yoshi"
                }    
            };

            return View(videoGame); //you forgot this
        }
    }
}
Alec Gillanders
Alec Gillanders
19,548 Points

Thank you, that solved the issue. I was struggling with the error messages, could work out what they were referencing.

Kristian Gausel
Kristian Gausel
14,649 Points

No problem. If you are satisfied with the answer, please mark it as the best answer so we can close the thread =)