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

Brian Cox
Brian Cox
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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
    }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
159,270 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.