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

Strongly Typed Views

Hello, somebody helped me get this far, but Im still not passing my challenge.

What am I missing?

VideoGamesController.cs
using System.Web.Mvc;
using Treehouse.Models;

namespace Treehouse.Controller
{
    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 Character[] 
                {
                    new Character { Name = "Mario"},
                    new Character { Name="Princess Peach"},
                    new Character { Name="Bowser"},
                    new Character { Name="Toad"},
                    new Character { Name="Yoshi"},
                }
            );

            return View(videogame);
        }
    }
}
Detail.cshtml
@{
    ViewBag.PageTitle = "Video Game Detail";
}

<h1>@ViewBag.Title</h1>

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

<h5>Characters:</h5>
<div>
    <ul>
        @foreach (var character in ViewBag.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 + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,976 Points

The literal initialization object should follow the parentheses of the constructor call, not be inside them.

Also, I don't think there's any "Character" class defined. Besides, the definition of "VideoGame" says that the Characters are a string array (same as they were in the original code).

This was resolved, too -- I've posted a solution to the problem on the community forums...have a look there ! :

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,976 Points

I'm glad you resolved it, but posting a solution mght not be a good idea. According to a moderator, explicit answers without any explanation are strongly discouraged by Treehouse. I would expect that would also apply to solutions posted separately from a question!

oh, good point -- thanks for pointing that out, no more solution posts from me :)