Challenge - Hero Monster Classes Part 2

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Introduction

This is the challenge requirements document for the second half of the challenge called ChallengeHeroMonsterClasses. This part of the challenge will pick up right where the other one left off. You can either continue with your solution or, alternatively, you can use the starting point given in the provided challenge code folder.

Instructions

In this part of the challenge, you are to create a new Dice class that will serve as a random value for each character's Attack() method. The Dice class will have one property, an int called Sides. This will be determined by each Character's DamageMaximum value; if DamageMaximum is 25, then there are 25 sides.

This class will also contain a single method: Roll(). This method will return a random value to the caller, between zero and the number of sides of the die. There is a catch: You need to make sure the number is truly random each time. We've seen before how sometimes the Random class will non-random values, and we've also seen how to fix that issue. As a hint, try not to initialize your instance of the Random class within the Roll() method.

In the Default class' Page_Load method, you'll create a new instance of the Dice class and pass it in as the input parameter for each Character's Attack() method. This method will set the Sides property of the die and call the Roll() method to determine the damage inflicted by the attack. This value will be returned to the caller.

Before beginning the battle loop, perform a check to determine if the hero or monster gets an AttackBonus. If this case is true, that Character gets to perform a bonus attack before the battle loop begins. This means that the Attack() method will be called for that character, and the Defend() method will be called for the other character.

Create a while() loop to represent the battle loop. This loop will only break out once one character's health is less than zero. Inside the loop, the monster should attack the hero first and then the hero should attack the monster.

Finally, create a new helper method within the Default class called displayResults(). This method will take in two Characters: opponent1 and opponent2. Depending on their health, determine the winner and print out a winning message using both their names. If both characters have dies, print out a different message stating that.

Conclusion

This challenge requires some modification and extra thinking with the classes you're dealing with. Make sure to refer to this and to the provided challenge code folder's requirements if you have any questions regarding functionality. If you do get stuck, refer to the solution to see a working implementation of this challenge. As always, do your best to finish the challenge without looking at the solution. Think through it, struggle a bit, and do your best. Good luck!


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Lesson 3 - Building Your First Web App

Lesson 4 - Understanding What You Just Did

Lesson 5 - Working with Projects in Visual Studio

Lesson 6 - Simple Web Page Formatting in Visual Studio

Challenge 1

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Lesson 7 - Variables and Data Types

Lesson 8 - Data Type Conversion

Lesson 9 - Arithmetic Operators

Lesson 10 - C# Syntax Basics

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Lesson 11 - Conditional If Statements

Lesson 12 - The Conditional Ternary Operator

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Lesson 14 - Working with Dates and Times

Lesson 15 - Working With Spans of Time

Lesson 16 - Working with the Calendar Server Control

Challenge 4 - Challenge Days Between Dates

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Lesson 17 - Page_Load and Page.IsPostBack

Lesson 18 - Setting a Break Point and Debugging

Lesson 19 - Formatting Strings

Challenge 5 - Challenge Epic Spies Assignment

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Lesson 20 - Maintaining State with ViewState

Lesson 21 - Storing Values in Arrays

Lesson 22 - Understanding Multidimensional Arrays

Lesson 23 - Changing the Length of an Array

Challenge 6 - Challenge Epic Spies Asset Tracker

Solution - Challenge Epic Spies Asset Tracker

Lesson 24 - Understanding Variable Scope

Lesson 25 - Code Blocks and Nested If Statements

Lesson 26 - Looping with the For Iteration Statement

Challenge 7 - Challenge For Xmen Battle Count

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Lesson 27 - Looping with the while() & do...while() Iteration Statements

Lesson 28 - Creating and Calling Simple Helper Methods

Lesson 29 - Creating Methods with Input Parameters

Lesson 30 - Returning Values from Methods

Lesson 31 - Creating Overloaded Methods

Lesson 32 - Creating Optional Parameters

Lesson 33 - Creating Names Parameters

Lesson 34 - Creating Methods with Output Parameters

Challenge 8 - Challenge Postal Calculator Helper Methods

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Lesson 35 - Manipulating Strings

Challenge 9 - Phun With Strings

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Lesson 36 - Introduction to Classes and Objects

Challenge - Hero Monster Classes Part 1

Solution - Hero Monster Classes Part 1

Challenge - Hero Monster Classes Part 2

Solution - Challenge Hero Monster Classes Part 2

Lesson 37 - Creating Class Files Creating Cohesive Classes and Code Navigation

Lesson 38 - Understanding Object References and Object Lifetime

Lesson 39 - Understanding the .NET Framework and Compilation

Lesson 40 - Namespaces and Using Directives

Lesson 41 - Creating Class Libraries and Adding References to Assemblies

Lesson 42 - Accessibility Modifiers, Fields and Properties

Lesson 43 - Creating Constructor Methods

Lesson 44 - Naming Conventions for Identifiers

Lesson 45 - Static vs Instance Members

Challenge 10 - Challenge Simple Darts

Solution - Challenge Simple Darts

Lesson 46 - Working with the List Collection

Lesson 47 - Object Initializers

Lesson 48 - Collection Initializers

Lesson 49 - Working with the Dictionary Collection

Lesson 50 - Looping with the foreach Iteration Statement

Lesson 51 - Implicitly-Typed Variables with the var Keyword

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Lesson 53 - Working with Enumerations

Lesson 54 - Understanding the switch() Statement

Lesson 55 - First Pass at the Separation of Concerns Principle

Lesson 56 - Understanding Exception Handling

Lesson 57 - Understanding Global Exception Handling

Lesson 58 - Understanding Custom Exceptions

Lesson 59 - Creating a Database in Visual Studio

Lesson 60 - Creating an Entity Data Model

Lesson 61 - Displaying the DbSet Result in an ASP.NET GridView

Lesson 62 - Implementing a Button Command in a GridView

Lesson 63 - Using a Tools-Centric Approach to Building a Database Application

Lesson 64 - Using a Maintenance-Driven Approach to Building a Database Application

Lesson 65 - Creating a New Instance of an Entity and Persisting it to the Database

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Lesson 67 - NuGet No-Commit Workflow

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