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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.

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 string[] {
                "Mario",
                "Princess Peach",
                "Bowser",
                "Toad",
                "Yoshi",

            }  
          };
          return View(videogame);

        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@model Treehouse.Models.VideoGame

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

<h1>@Model.Title</h1>

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

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

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

2 Answers

You do not have the correct using statement.

It should be: Treehouse.Models.VideoGame

James Churchill
STAFF
James Churchill
Treehouse Teacher

Ali,

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