C# C# Streams and Data Processing Parsing Data Working with DateTime

I've followed instruction to the best of my ability. code compiles in visual studio, but I keep getting a treehouse err

As stated in above I've tried writing and re-writing the code in treehouse's environment with no reported compiler errors and nothing seems obviously wrong. However, I'm receiving the same 'Bummer' mesg repeatedly asking if I've passed 'out timeOfDay' as a param to my DateTime.TryParse(). The same code ran successfully in microsoft visual studio?

Program.cs
using System;
using System.IO;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{   
    public class Program
    {
        public static WeatherForecast ParseWeatherForecast( string[] values )
        {
            WeatherForecast weatherForecast = new WeatherForecast();
            weatherForecast.WeatherStationId = values[0];
            DateTime timeOfDay;
            if( DateTime.TryParse(values[1] , out timeOfDay) )
            { weatherForecast.TimeOfDay = timeOfDay; }
            return weatherForecast;
        }

        public static void Main(string[] arg)
        {
        }
    }
}
WeatherForecast.cs
using System;

/* Sample CSV Data 

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

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class WeatherForecast
    {
        public string WeatherStationId { get; set; }
        public DateTime TimeOfDay      { get; set; }

    }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
204,010 Points

Your solution is technically correct, but it looks like the challenge checker gets confused by the space in front of the comma in the argument list of the "TryParse" call. Remove the space to pass the challenge:

            if( DateTime.TryParse(values[1] , out timeOfDay) )  // original
            if( DateTime.TryParse(values[1], out timeOfDay) )   // to pass challenge

You might want to report this as a bug to the Support folks. It might get you an "Exterminator" :beetle: badge!