ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook

ASP.NET MVC, one of the latest web development platforms from Microsoft, brings the power of MVC programming to ASP.NET development. It simplifies the task of application development and maintenance for developers. However, ASP.NET MVC is filled with so many features that developers end up looking for solutions to the many problems that are encountered in their routine development tasks.ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook will provide solutions for the very specific problems that are encountered while developing applications with the ASP.NET MVC platform. It consists of many recipes containing step-by-step instructions that guide developers to effectively use the wide array of tools and features of ASP.NET MVC platform for web development

ASP.NET MVC Cookbook is a collection of recipes that will help you to perform your routine development tasks with ease using the ASP.NET MVC platform. In this book you will be walked through the solution to several specific web application development problems. Each recipe will walk you through the creation of a web application, setting up any Visual Studio project requirements, adding in any external tools, and finally the programming steps needed to solve the problem. The focus of the book is to describe the solution from start to finish.

The book starts off with recipes that demonstrate how to work effectively with views and controllers – two of the most important ingredients of the ASP.NET MVC framework. It then gradually moves on to cover many advanced routing techniques. Considering the importance of having a consistent structure to the site, the book contains recipes to show how to build a consistent UI and control its look with master pages. It also contains a chapter that is packed with many recipes that demonstrate how to gain control of data within a view.

As the book progresses through some exciting recipes on performing complex tasks with forms, you will discover how easy it is to work with forms to jazz up the look of your web site. Building large applications with ease is one of the prime features of the MVC model. Therefore, this book also focuses on tools and features that make building large applications easier to manage. As data plays an important role in the MVC architecture, there are ample recipes dedicated to cover data validation, access, and storage techniques. Finally, the book demonstrates how to enhance the user experience of your visitors by controlling the data at the application, session, caching, and cookie level.

By the end of this book, you will have explored a wide array of tools and features available with the ASP.NET MVC platform

A fast-paced cookbook with recipes covering all that you wanted to know about developing with ASP.NET MVC

What you will learn from this book

  • Get to grips with views and build view content from the data passed
  • Work with actions and controllers to perform some important tasks such as creating a CAPTCHA system and generating a PDF order summary
  • Get a handle on complex routing issues such as using wild card parameters to support slug URLs
  • Create and use master pages to control application wide formatting
  • Handle the creation of master-detail pages with AJAX modal pop-ups
  • Use templated helpers, model binding, and areas to build large-scale applications with ease
  • Perform various validations to ensure that the data entered is correct
  • Access and store data with the different techniques available in ASP.NET MVC application development
  • Manage the data at the application, site, caching, and cookie level
  • Keep track of the number of visitors and maintain their information while they are at your site

Written in cookbook style, this book offers solutions to all common web development problems through recipes. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by the analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and refer to them in no particular order.

Who this book is written for
This book is particularly written for web developers looking to transfer their knowledge from the ASP.NET Web Forms way of doing things to the ASP.NET MVC framework. As this book targets readers of various experience levels, you should be able to find recipes of a basic, intermediate, and advanced nature. Regardless of your experience level, each recipe will walk you through the solution in a step by step manner that anyone should be able to follow.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849690308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849690300
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