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C# ASP.NET MVC Basics Adding a List Page Finishing the List View

olu adesina
olu adesina
23,007 Points

why are we using @comicBook.DisplayText instead of @Model.DisplayText

When we was inputting properties from our comicbook data model into our detail.cshtml file we used

@model ComicBookGallery1.Models.ComicBook


but here we used

@model ComicBookGallery1.Models.ComicBook[]


Why are we not using model.example Steven Parker

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,425 Points

:bell: Hi, I was alerted by your tag.

In the second example, the model is no longer a single record, but an array of records. The variable "comicBook" (with lower-case "c") is a single record, taken directly from the model on this line:

    @foreach (var comicBook in Model)

So the value is still coming from the model, but now it's done inside of a loop which generates the HTML for each entry one at a time.

olu adesina
olu adesina
23,007 Points

thanks i tested this out by changing the Model name in visual studio and i got and error. this make total sense