Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

4th Edition

By Adam Freeman

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The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4236-9
  • 756 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 27, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $54.99
  • eBook Price: $38.99
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The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.

ASP.NET MVC 4 contains a number of significant advances over previous versions. New mobile and desktop templates (employing adaptive rendering) are included together with support for jQuery Mobile for the first time. New display modes allow your application to select views based on the browser that's making the request while Code Generation Recipes for Visual Studio help you auto-generate project-specific code for a wide variety of situtations including NuGet support.

In this fourth edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you’ll discover MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice.

The book's authors, Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman, have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well-known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands.

What you’ll learn

  • Gain a solid architectural understanding of ASP.NET MVC 4, including basic MVC
  • Explore the entire ASP.NET MVC Framework
  • Learn what's new in version 4 and how how best to apply these new features
  • See how MVC and test-driven development work in action
  • Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers with a basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# who want (or need) to start using the new ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. What's The Big Idea

2. Your first MVC Application

3. The MVC Pattern

4. Essential Language Features

5. Working with Razor

6. Essential Tools for MVC

7. Sports Store: A Real Application

8. Sports Store: Navigation

9. Sports Store: Cart

10. Sports Store: Admin

11. Sports Store: Security and Finishing Touches

12. Overview of MVC Projects

13. URL Routing

14. Advanced Routing Features

15. Controllers and Actions

16. Filters

17. Controller Extensbility

18. Views

19. Helper Methods

20. Templated Helper Methods

21. URL and Ajax Helper Methods

22. Model Binding

23. Model Validation

24. Bundles and Display Modes

25. Web API

26. Deployment

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