C# C# Streams and Data Processing Serialization Serializing to a File

Brian Cox
Brian Cox
7,430 Points

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Challenge Task 1 of 4 Create a new public static method named SerializeWeatherForecasts that returns void and takes a List<WeatherForecast> parameter named weatherForecasts and a string named fileName.

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  void SerializeWeatherForecasts(List<WeatherForecast> serializeWeatherForecasts,string fileName)
        {
        }

     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;
    }
        public static List<WeatherForecast> DeserializeWeather(string fileName)
    {
        var weatherForecasts = new List<WeatherForecast>();

        using (var reader = new StreamReader(fileName))
        using (var jsonReader = new JsonTextReader(reader))
        {
            var serializer = new JsonSerializer();
            weatherForecasts = serializer.Deserialize<List<WeatherForecast>>(jsonReader);
        }

        return weatherForecasts;

        } 
   }
}
WeatherForecast.cs
using System;
using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class WeatherForecast
    {
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "weather_station_id")]
        public string WeatherStationId { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "time_of_day")]
        public DateTime TimeOfDay { get; set; }
        public Condition Condition { get; set; }
        public int Temperature { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "precipitation_chance")]
        public double PrecipitationChance { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "precipitation_amount")]
        public double PrecipitationAmount { get; set; }
    }

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

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
177,888 Points

The instructions asked that the function take a "parameter named weatherForecasts", but the name of the first paramter of the function in this code is "serializeWeatherForecasts" instead.

Also be careful of the case when you do edit the code. Below is the working code

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  void SerializeWeatherForecasts(List<WeatherForecast> weatherForecasts,string fileName)
        {
        }

     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;
    }
        public static List<WeatherForecast> DeserializeWeather(string fileName)
    {
        var weatherForecasts = new List<WeatherForecast>();

        using (var reader = new StreamReader(fileName))
        using (var jsonReader = new JsonTextReader(reader))
        {
            var serializer = new JsonSerializer();
            weatherForecasts = serializer.Deserialize<List<WeatherForecast>>(jsonReader);
        }

        return weatherForecasts;

        } 
   }
}