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

Ali Iftakhar
Ali Iftakhar
729 Points

Problem in a Challenge

The following code gives me an error in the @foreach section of the Detail file. /// Did you replace the 'ViewBag.Characters' property reference with the 'Model.Characters' property?/// --- Can someone help me out? I'm stuck here and just can't seem to get past this. Thank you in advance.

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 string[] {
                "Princess Peach",

          return View(videogame);

@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame

    ViewBag.PageTitle = "Video Game Detail";



        @foreach (var character in @Model.Characters)
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 string[] Characters { get; set; }
        public string Publisher { get; set; }

        public string DisplayText
                return Title + " (" + Publisher + ")";

2 Answers

You do not have the correct using statement.

It should be: Treehouse.Models.VideoGame

James Churchill
James Churchill
Treehouse Teacher


Your solution is really close... you just need to remove the unnecessary "@" sign in your foreach loop. So, replace this:

@foreach (var character in @Model.Characters)

with this:

@foreach (var character in Model.Characters)

Thanks ~James