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

trina joy
trina joy
6,525 Points

Update the VideoGamesController.cs controller to use the VideoGame data model.

I dont see where ive gone wrong here. Ive done the code, just like in the video..

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 + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}

6 Answers

HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points
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 + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,533 Points

:point_right: You forgot to change the separator between the properties.

Did you use the "preview" button to see the compiler messages? There was a clue in the error message:

VideoGamesController.cs(40,40): error CS1525: Unexpected symbol `;', expecting `,' or `}'

When you moved the properties from the statements assigning them to the ViewBag to the new data model, you forgot to change the statement separators (semicolons) to element separators (commas).

HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points
@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>
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points
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 + ")";
            }
        }
    }
}
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
HIDAYATULLAH ARGHANDABI
21,018 Points
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 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);

        }
    }
}
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);
        }
    }
}