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ModelState.IsValid contains errors when using MongoDB

I'm trying to create a basic movie database using ASP.NET MVC 4 and MongoDB. My problem is in the POST Update method of my MovieController.                                                                                                                               

    public ActionResult Update(Movie movie)
        if (ModelState.IsValid)
            return RedirectToAction("Index");
        return View();

The ModelState contains an error for the movie's Id field (which is an ObjectId object) and throws the following exception:

 {System.InvalidOperationException: The parameter conversion from type 'System.String' to type 'MongoDB.Bson.ObjectId' failed because no type converter can convert between these types

This is the Update view:

@model MVCMovie.Models.Movie
    ViewBag.Title = "Update";
@using (Html.BeginForm())
    @Html.HiddenFor(m => m.Id);
        <input type="submit" value="Update" />

And the Movie class in Models:

namespace MVCMovie.Models
    public class Movie
        public ObjectId Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public DateTime ReleaseDate { get; set; }
        public string Genre { get; set; }
        public decimal Price { get; set; }
        public DateTime TimeAdded { get; set; }

I'm assuming that the problem is being caused in the view because it tries to send a string instead of an ObjectId object. But I cannot figure out how to fix this, any ideas?

Last updated:3/29/2014 7:09:38 AM

1 Answers

Pravesh Singh
Pravesh Singh

Hi Samuel,

Have a look at this

public class MovieModelBinder : IModelBinder
    public object BindModel(ControllerContext controllerContext, ModelBindingContext bindingContext)
        var modelBinder = new DefaultModelBinder();
        var movie = modelBinder.BindModel(controllerContext, bindingContext) as Movie;
        var id = controllerContext.HttpContext.Request.Form["Id"];
        if (movie != null)
            movie.Id = new ObjectId(id);
            return movie ;
        return null;

And change your Update method as so

public ActionResult Update([ModelBinder(typeof(MovieModelBinder))] Movie movie)