Guides you through the inner workings of ASP.NET MVC.
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ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action is a fast-paced tutorial designed to introduce ASP.NET MVC to .NET developers and show how to apply it effectively. All examples in this revised edition are based on ASP.NET MVC 4, so you'll get full coverage of features such as the Razor view engine, Web Matrix helpers, and improved extensibility. You'll see how your ASP.NET applications can benefit from changes in the .NET Framework.
foreword to the second edition
foreword to the first edition
about this book
about the authors
about the cover illustration
Part 1 High-speed fundamentals
1. Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
1.1. Setting the stage
1.2. What is ASP.NET MVC?
1.3. What’s new in ASP.NET MVC 3/4?
2. Hello MVC world
2.1. Setting up your development environment
2.2. Creating your first MVC application
2.3. The Guestbook sample application
3. View fundamentals
3.1. Introducing views
3.2. Passing data to views
3.3. Using strongly typed templates
4. Action-packed controllers
4.1. Exploring controllers and actions
4.2. What should be in an action method?
4.3. Introduction to unit testing
Part 2 Working with ASP.NET MVC
5. View models
5.1. What is a view model?
5.2. Representing user input
5.3. More complex models for both display and input
6.1. Server-side validation
6.2. Client-side validation
7. Ajax in ASP.NET MVC
7.1. Ajax with jQuery
7.2. ASP.NET MVC Ajax helpers
7.3. Ajax with JSON and client templates
7.4. Creating an autocomplete text box
8.1. Authentication and authorization
8.2. Cross-site scripting (XSS)
8.3. Cross-site request forgery (XSRF)
9. Controlling URLs with routing
9.1. Introducing URL routing
9.2. Designing a URL schema
9.3. Implementing routes in ASP.NET MVC
9.4. Using the routing system to generate URLs
9.5. Routing with ASP.NET Web Forms
9.6. Debugging routes
9.7. Testing route behavior
10. Model binders and value providers
10.1. Creating a custom model binder
10.2. Using custom value providers
11. Mapping with AutoMapper
11.1. Life before AutoMapper
11.2. Introducing AutoMapper
11.3. AutoMapper basics
12. Lightweight controllers
12.1. Why lightweight controllers?
12.2. Techniques for simplifying controllers
13. Organization with areas
13.1. Creating a basic area
13.2. Managing links and URLs with T4MVC
14. Third-party components
14.1. Learning about NuGet
14.2. Using ASP.NET Web Helpers
14.3. The MvcContrib Grid component
15. Data access with NHibernate
15.1. Functional overview of reference implementation
15.2. Application architecture overview
15.3. Exploring the Core
15.4. NHibernate configuration–infrastructure of the application
15.5. Presenting the model through the UI
15.6. Pulling it together
Part 3 Mastering ASP.NET MVC
16. Extending the controller
16.1. Controller extensibility
16.2. Controller actions
16.3. Action, authorization, and result filters
16.4. Action selectors
16.5. Using action results to reduce complexity
17. Advanced view techniques
17.1. Eliminating duplication in the view
17.2. Building query-string parameter lists
17.3. Exploring the Spark view engine
18. Dependency injection and extensibility
18.1. Introducing dependency injection
18.2. Using DI with ASP.NET MVC
19. Portable areas
19.1. NuGet packaging basics
19.2. Creating an RSS widget with a portable area
19.3. Interacting with the portable area bus
20. Full system testing
20.1. Testing the UI layer
20.2. Building maintainable navigation
20.3. Interacting with forms
20.4. Asserting results
21. Hosting ASP.NET MVC applications
21.1. Hosting environments
21.2. XCOPY deployment
21.3. IIS 7
21.4. IIS 6 and 5.1
21.5. Azure hosting
22. Deployment techniques
22.1. Employing continuous integration
22.2. Enabling push-button XCOPY deployments
22.3. Managing environment configurations
22.4. Enabling remote server deployments with Web Deploy
23. Upgrading to ASP.NET MVC 4
23.1. Runtime view selection with DisplayModes
23.2. Combining and minifying client assets
23.3. Improvements to Razor
24. ASP.NET Web API
24.1. What is Web API?
24.2. Adding web services to the Guestbook application
24.3. Web API alternative
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About the Technology
ASP.NET MVC provides the architecture needed to separate an application's logic and its UI. Because each component's role is well defined, MVC applications are easy to test, maintain, and extend. The latest version, ASP.NET MVC 4, takes advantage of .NET 4 and includes powerful features like the Razor view engine, Web Matrix helpers, and enhanced extensibility.
About the book
ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action is a hands-on guide that shows you how to apply ASP.NET MVC effectively. After a high-speed ramp up, this thoroughly revised new edition explores each key topic with a self-contained example so you can jump right to the parts you need. Based on thousands of hours of real-world experience, the authors show you valuable high-end techniques you won't find anywhere else. Written for developers, the book arms you with the next-level skills and practical guidance to create compelling web applications. You need some knowledge of ASP.NET and C#, but no prior ASP.NET MVC experience is assumed.
About the reader
You need some knowledge of ASP.NET and C#, but no prior ASP.NET MVC experience is assumed.
A brilliant book for a great framework
A complete guide, with established open source tools.
A great addition to a great series of books.
Practical web application construction for the pragmatic practitioner.