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Submitting the form always calls get action method instead of post action method


Tag: c#,asp.net-mvc,asp.net-mvc-5

Hi I've got the following code in my controller (asp.net 4.5.1 mvc 5) that allows a user to register on my site. Everything was working fine but Ive added another controller and another service and now when ever I try to register all it does on submit is redirect back to the form blank again. After debugging, the post action method in controller below is never called

public async Task<ActionResult> Register(RegisterViewModel model)
    if (ModelState.IsValid)
        var user = new ApplicationUser { UserName = model.Email, Email = model.Email };
        var result = await UserManager.CreateAsync(user, model.Password);
        if (result.Succeeded)
            UserManager.AddClaim(user.Id, new Claim(ClaimTypes.GivenName, model.FirstName));
            var service = new GRCMemberService(HttpContext.GetOwinContext().Get<ApplicationDbContext>());
            service.CreateGRCMember(model.FirstName, model.LastName, model.Address1, model.Address2, model.City, model.County, model.Postcode, model.Telephone, model.DateOfBirth, model.Dietary, model.CompLicenceNo, model.SelectedLicenceTypeId, model.NOKFirstName, model.NOKLastName, model.NOKTelephone, model.RelationshipTypeId, model.OtherOrgsGRC, model.OtherClubEvents, model.OtherOrgsOutside, user.Id);
            //var currentUser = UserManager.FindByName(user.Id);
            //var newrole = ("GRCMember");
            //var roleresult = UserManager.AddToRole(currentUser.Id, newrole);
            await SignInManager.SignInAsync(user, isPersistent:false, rememberBrowser:false);

            // For more information on how to enable account confirmation and password reset please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=320771
            // Send an email with this link
            // string code = await UserManager.GenerateEmailConfirmationTokenAsync(user.Id);
            // var callbackUrl = Url.Action("ConfirmEmail", "Account", new { userId = user.Id, code = code }, protocol: Request.Url.Scheme);
            // await UserManager.SendEmailAsync(user.Id, "Confirm your account", "Please confirm your account by clicking <a href=\"" + callbackUrl + "\">here</a>");

            return RedirectToAction("Index", "Home");
    // If we got this far, something failed, redisplay form 
    return View(model); 

instead, the get action method below is always called every time I submit the form:

public ActionResult Register()
    return View();

Any idea what's wrong?

Below is my ViewModel and View code.


public class RegisterViewModel
    [Display(Name = "First Name")]
    [StringLength(160, ErrorMessage = "First Name cannot be longer than 160 characters.")]
    public string FirstName { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Last Name")]
    [StringLength(160, ErrorMessage = "Last Name cannot be longer than 160 characters.")]
    public string LastName { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Address 1")]
    [StringLength(160, ErrorMessage = "Address1 cannot be longer than 160 characters.")]
    public string Address1 { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Address 2")]
    [StringLength(160, ErrorMessage = "Address2 cannot be longer than 160 characters.")]
    public string Address2 { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "City")]
    [StringLength(100, ErrorMessage = "City cannot be longer than 100 characters.")]
    public string City { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "County")]
    [StringLength(100, ErrorMessage = "County cannot be longer than 100 characters.")]
    public string County { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "PostCode")]
    [StringLength(10, ErrorMessage = "Postcode cannot be longer than 10 characters.")]
    public string Postcode { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Telephone")]
    [StringLength(20, ErrorMessage = "Telephone cannot be longer than 20 characters.")]
    public string Telephone { get; set; }

    [StringLength(20, ErrorMessage = "Competition Licence Number cannot be longer than 20 characters.")]
    [Display(Name = "Licence Number")]
    public string CompLicenceNo { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Licence Type")]
    public int? SelectedLicenceTypeId { get; set; }

    [StringLength(200, ErrorMessage = "Competition Licence Number cannot be longer than 20 characters.")]
    [Display(Name = "Dietary Requirements - For events")]
    public string Dietary { get; set; }

    [StringLength(100, ErrorMessage = "Next of Kin Name cannot be longer than 100 characters.")]
    [Display(Name = "Next of kin First Name")]
    public string NOKFirstName { get; set; }

    [StringLength(100, ErrorMessage = "Next of Kin Name cannot be longer than 100 characters.")]
    [Display(Name = "Next of kin Last Name")]
    public string NOKLastName { get; set; }

    [StringLength(20, ErrorMessage = "Next of Kin Telephone cannot be longer than 20 characters.")]
    [Display(Name = "Next of kin Telephone")]
    public string NOKTelephone { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Next of kin Relationship")]
    public int? RelationshipTypeId { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Date of Birth")]
    [DisplayFormat(DataFormatString = "{0:dd/mm/yyyy}", ApplyFormatInEditMode = true)]
    public DateTime DateOfBirth { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Allow other organisations on Grass Roots Clicks to contact you?")]
    public bool OtherOrgsGRC { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Allow other clubs you are a member of or ones whose events you enter to contact you?")]
    public bool OtherClubEvents { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Allow other organisations outside of Grass Roots Clicks that we are working with to contact you?")]
    public bool OtherOrgsOutside { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Email")]
    public string Email { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Confirm email")]
    [Compare("Email", ErrorMessage = "Your email and confirmation email do not match.")]
    public string ConfirmEmail { get; set; }

    [StringLength(100, ErrorMessage = "The {0} must be at least {2} characters long.", MinimumLength = 6)]
    [Display(Name = "Password")]
    public string Password { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Confirm password")]
    [Compare("Password", ErrorMessage = "The password and confirmation password do not match.")]
    public string ConfirmPassword { get; set; }


@model GRCWebApp.Models.RegisterViewModel

    ViewBag.Title = "Register";

<h2 class="text-success">@ViewBag.Title</h2>
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-7">
        <div class="well bs-component">
            <form class="form-horizontal">
                    <section id="loginForm">
                        @using (Html.BeginForm("Register", "Account", FormMethod.Post, new { @class = "form-horizontal", role = "form" }))
                            <hr />
                            @Html.ValidationSummary("", new { @class = "text-danger" })

                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Name &amp; Address</h3>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-3  col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.FirstName, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.FirstName, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "John" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.FirstName, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-2">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.LastName, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.LastName, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Smith" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.LastName, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-5 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Address1, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Address1, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "1 Apple Road" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Address1, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-5">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Address2, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Address2, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Neighbourhood" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Address2, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })

                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-5 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.City, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.City, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Some Town" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.City, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-5">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.County, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.County, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Someshire" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.County, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-3 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Postcode, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Postcode, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "AA1 2BB" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Postcode, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Contact Details</h3>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Telephone, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Telephone, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "01234 567890" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Telephone, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Email, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Email, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "[email protected]" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Email, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.ConfirmEmail, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.ConfirmEmail, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "[email protected]" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.ConfirmEmail, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Competition Licence</h3>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.CompLicenceNo, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.CompLicenceNo, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "123456" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.CompLicenceNo, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-3 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.SelectedLicenceTypeId, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.SelectedLicenceTypeId, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.SelectedLicenceTypeId, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Personal Details</h3>
                            <h4 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Why do we need this information?</h4>
                            <p>To make it easier for you to enter events here on Grass Roots Clicks we gatther certain information that we can then populate into your entry. Why do we need a date of birth? Organisers gain great benefit form knowing what ages are taking part in their events. We dont share your date of birth, we use your current age to help the organisers and also tailor the entry form to you e.g. if your under 18 we'll ask you for parental permission for some events.</p>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-3 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.DateOfBirth, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.DateOfBirth, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "01/12/80" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.DateOfBirth, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.NOKFirstName, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.NOKFirstName, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Jane" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.NOKFirstName, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.NOKLastName, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.NOKLastName, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Smith" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.NOKLastName, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.NOKTelephone, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.NOKTelephone, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "07234 567890" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.NOKTelephone, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.RelationshipTypeId, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.RelationshipTypeId, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.RelationshipTypeId, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-7 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Dietary, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Dietary, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", placeholder = "Vegetarian" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Dietary, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Password</h3>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.Password, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Password, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.Password, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                    <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.ConfirmPassword, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                        @Html.EditorFor(model => model.ConfirmPassword, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control" } })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.ConfirmPassword, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <h3 class="text-success col-md-offset-1">Contact</h3>
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-9 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.OtherOrgsGRC, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                    <div class="col-md-1">
                                        @Html.CheckBoxFor(model => model.OtherOrgsGRC, new { @checked = "checked" })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.OtherOrgsGRC, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-9 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.OtherClubEvents, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                    <div class="col-md-1">
                                        @Html.CheckBoxFor(model => model.OtherClubEvents, new { @checked = "checked" })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.OtherClubEvents, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                                <div class="row">
                                    <div class="col-md-9 col-md-offset-1">
                                        @Html.LabelFor(model => model.OtherOrgsOutside, htmlAttributes: new { @class = "control-label" })
                                    <div class="col-md-1">
                                        @Html.CheckBoxFor(model => model.OtherOrgsOutside, new { @checked = "checked" })
                                        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.OtherOrgsOutside, "", new { @class = "text-danger" })
                            <div class="form-group">
                                <div class="col-md-10 col-md-offset-1">
                                    <input type="submit" value="Register" class="btn btn-success btn-lg" />

    <div class="col-md-4 panel panel-success">
        <div class="panel-heading">
            <h3 class="panel-title " align="center">Use another service to register</h3>

        @Html.Partial("_ExternalLoginsListPartial", new GRCWebApp.Models.ExternalLoginListViewModel { ReturnUrl = ViewBag.ReturnUrl })


@section Scripts {
<script type="text/javascript">
        format: "dd/mm/yyyy",
        startDate: "-120y",
        endDate: "-10y",
        startView: 2,
        calendarWeeks: true,
        defaultViewDate: { year: 1975, month: 01, day: 01 }


I fixed the problem by removing the form, fieldset and section tags at the beginning of the view.

Thanks to ekad for helping debug the problem


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@"[+-]?\d+(\.\d+)?" -this is a regex I have wrote for numbers it allows [+-] minus before the number digits before and digits after the point the question is how to change this to allow "not finished" values so that input of "5." - is fine too ?...

How to send Ctrl+S through SendKeys.Send() method to save a file(save as dialog)

I need to save a file which is in an External application using SendKeys.Send() method. The keys needed to be sent are Ctrl+S. I wrote the below code, but its not working: SendKeys.SendWait("^%s?"); // to get the Save As dialog Thread.Sleep(5000); SetForegroundWindow(FindWindow(null, "Save As")); Thread.Sleep(5000); SendKeys.SendWait("xyz"); // Sending FileName ...

while Inherit style in WPF it affect parent style

In WPF i have a style for the control like below, <Style TargetType="local:CustomControl"> <Setter Property="Background" Value="Transparent" /> <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Gray" /> <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="0,0,0,1" /> <Setter Property="Padding" Value="3,0,3,0" /> <Setter Property="IsTabStop" Value="False" /> <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Center" /> </Style> Now i need to override customcontrol border for some other place like...

SQL Server / C# : Filter for System.Date - results only entries at 00:00:00

I have a connected SQL Server database in Visual Studio and am displaying its content in a grid. I created a dropdown menu with the column names as selectable options and a text field to filter for specific content, e.g., DropDown = "Start" - Textfield = 14.03.2015 = Filter Column...

Convert contents of an XmlNodeList to a new XmlDocument without looping

I have Xml that I filter using XPath (a query similar to this): XmlNodeList allItems = xDoc.SelectNodes("//Person[not(PersonID = following::Person/PersonID)]"); This filters all duplicates from my original Persons Xml. I want to create a new XmlDocument instance from the XmlNodeList generated above. At the minute, the only way I can see...

MVC 5 OWIN login with claims and AntiforgeryToken. Do I miss a ClaimsIdentity provider?

I'm trying to learn Claims for MVC 5 OWIN login. I try'ed to keep it as simple as possible. I started with the MVC template and inserted my claims code (see below). I get an error when I use the @Html.AntiForgeryToken() helper in the View. Error: A claim of type...

Memory consumption when chaining string methods

I know that string in C# is an immutable type. Is it true that when you chain string functions, every function instantiates a new string? If it is true, what is the best practice to do too many manipulations on a string using chaining methods?...

deployment of a site asp.net and iis

I know this is for some of you a stupid question but for me is a real problem. I have never deployed a site before What i have done so far: 1) publish the site from visual studio to a folder. 2) added to iis for testing everything works great...

How to return result while applying Command query separation (CQS)

I am separating my query and command on service side like this: public class ProductCommandService{ void AddProduct(Product product); } public interface ProductQueryService{ Product GetProduct(Guid id); Product[] GetAllProducts(); } Command Query Separation accepts that a method should change state or return a result. There is no problem. public class ProductController: ApiController{...

Checkbox to be checked on having value Y

I have a checkbox bound to a viewmodel's observable property, whose value will be Y or N. I want the the checkbox to be checked when the value is Y and unchecked when the value is N. How to achieve this? I am able to achieve it if the value...

C# PCL HMACSHAX with BouncyCastle-PCL

I want to implement this logic in portable C# class: static JsonWebToken() { HashAlgorithms = new Dictionary<JwtHashAlgorithm, Func<byte[], byte[], byte[]>> { { JwtHashAlgorithm.HS256, (key, value) => { using (var sha = new HMACSHA256(key)) { return sha.ComputeHash(value); } } }, { JwtHashAlgorithm.HS384, (key, value) => { using (var sha = new...

Visual Studio Assembly force-installs Target Framework

I have this Assembly targeted at .NET 3.5. The code will work on later versions as well, but I like this to work on Windows XP. I mean, .NET is backwards compatible, right? I can run apps for .NET 3.5 on Windows 8.1. However, when I run my own assembly,...

DialogBox with value verifications

For my application which deals with graphics, I've made a little DialogBox to set: Max; Min; Major Step (of the scale); Minor Step. Here's a screen capture: I want to validate a few things before allowing the user to click Ok: Max >= Min MaxScale >= MinScale. But it's not...

File IO Close() method error in ASP.NET MVC 6

I am doing a simple file IO in MVC6. I have added System.IO NuGet package. However, it gives me compile time error. VS IDE doesn't show any red mark when I type the code. The Close() method also appears in intellisense. Please help! My Code StreamWriter writer = System.IO.File.CreateText("some_valid_path"); writer.WriteLine("test");...

How can I determine if an object of anonymous type is empty?

I am sure the answer to this is quite simple but I am trying to write an if statement (C# 5.0) to determine whether or not an anonymous type is empty or not. Here is a simplified version of my code: public void DoSomething(object attributes) { // This is the...

C# Code design / Seperate classes for each TabControl

My main problem is that my tool grows and grows and I start loosing the focus on the different parts of my code. The main-Form got a docked tabControl at fullsize. I got 5 different tabs with for really different functions. So I can say my tool is splitted into...

Aligning StackPanel to top-center in Canvas

I'm trying to create an application which is supposed to measure quick reaction performance of it's user. The application starts up in full-screen mode and resizes it's elements accordingly to the screen resolution. The project was strongly inspired by training_aim_csgo2 map. It's mostly done, but here is the problem: I...

C# MySQL Parameters.AddWithValue

Hello I found this code snippet for Adding Values to MySQL Commands in C# MySqlCommand command = connection.CreateCommand(); command.CommandText = "INSERT INTO tb_mitarbeiter (Vorname) VALUES (?name)"; command.Parameters.AddWithValue("?name", mitarbeiter); connection.Open(); command.ExecuteNonQuery(); Now I want to add data to more than one coloumn, but if i try it like this: command.Parameters.AddWithValue("?id", Projektid,...

How to declare var datatype in public scope in c#?

I write simple query with linq to sql : var query = (from p in behzad.GAPERTitles select new { p.id, p.gaptitle }).ToArray(); up code into the c# windows application ,windows form load event,and i want use up result into the button click event in this scope: private void button1_Click(object sender,...

Regex to remove `.` from a sub-string enclosed in square brackets

I have this regex in C#: \[.+?\] This regex extracts the sub-strings enclosed between square brackets. But before doing that I want to remove . inside these sub-strings. For example, the string hello,[how are yo.u?]There are [300.2] billion stars in [Milkyw.?ay]. should become hello,[how are you?]There are [3002] billion stars...

Why is the task is not cancelled when I call CancellationTokenSource's Cancel method in async method?

I created a small wrapper around CancellationToken and CancellationTokenSource. The problem I have is that the CancelAsync method of CancellationHelper doesn't work as expected. I'm experiencing the problem with the ItShouldThrowAExceptionButStallsInstead method. To cancel the running task, it calls await coordinator.CancelAsync();, but the task is not cancelled actually and doesn't...