The ASP.NET MVC Framework is a Microsoft web application framework that implements the model-view-controller (MVC) pattern.

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Should you write your back-end as an API?

I had a heated discussion today about our MVC application. We have a website written in MVC (ASP.NET), and it usually follows the pattern of do something in the view -> hit the controller -> ...
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block access to area/controller's methods but allow inherited controller to run methods, asp .net mvc5

I am trying to find out how to block a whole area/controller from being accessed by typing url website.com/area1/basecontroller/method1 (this area also contains the views that will be displayed) , ...
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Separation of concerns between repository and service in DDD with complex entities

This probably seems as an example of opinion-based question, but I'm actually looking for rationale on how to decide correctly, I believe there is a correct solution that can be backed by solid ...
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Multitier architecture using API

I have been reading a number of posts and I am leaning towards building an SOA. My main dependencies are: Need to support multiple clients Need individual client environments to not effect other ...
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Best approach for managing users that are defined inside the active directory , inside my custom application

I want to start a new asp.net mvc5 Personal Appraisals web project. Now I will have a module inside the system for managing users, and adding info such as primary role, secondary role , main skills , ...
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Combining simple and complex APIs in a web application?

We use C# MVC and Angularjs as the primary tools to develop our web applications. We've recently been discussing best practices, with an eye towards revising our development approaches into something ...
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Seperating ASP.NET IdentityUser from my other entities

I have a ProjectName.Core library containing all my business logic and my entities and their behaviour. There's currently no relation whatsoever to Entity Framework or any other DAL because I like to ...
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Optimizing and caching frequently accessed but rarely updated Tables

My app has some tables that will be rarely updated, probably just once in the beginning and at the system setup. Despite that, they will be frequently accessed. Almost every operation depends on ...
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Is having a Data Access Layer as singleton a good ideea

I'm working on a project(web application) where I have a DataManager(IDALContract dalImplementation) class that does some stuff with the data after retrieving it from the database or before saving it ...
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How can I check if answer the user typed in is unique in the form submission?

So, I have a form that has security questions and textfields for the user to type in their answer. I want to prevent the user from typing in the same answer to every security question selected. So I ...
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What .NET objects should I use to create a cookie based session in MVC?

I'm writing a custom password reset application that uses a validation technique that doesn't fit cleanly with ASP.NET Membership Provider's challenge questions. Namely I need to invoke a workflow ...
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DDD Architecture in a MVC web application

I am putting together a web application using DDD however am strugleing to put the text book DDD model into a real world MVC application. I currently have these layers: Controllers > ...
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How would you load controllers and routes after startup in mvc 6 without restarting the application?

I would like to create a plugin system to allow new controllers to be added at runtime. These will be api controllers and not views. I know I can add controllers from other assemblies at startup by ...
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Asp.Net MVC from in modal bootstrap

First, some of the technologies in play: Asp.Net Mvc 5, Bootstrap 3, JQuery. On my view I want to create a bootstrap model dialog, with a simple form in it. When the user clicks submit, there are two ...
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Client-Side JavaScript Business Logic in .Net Solution Stack

Fellow developers on other teams I interface with seemingly question my judgement calls as they pertain to the placement of coded business logic in a .Net MVC/Knockout web application currently under ...
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What's the best pattern to validate a conditional entity? [duplicate]

I'm developing an ASP.NET MVC 5 website and I have a view with a grid. In this grid I have a column which represents an URL property. This url is a link to download some files, but this url should be ...
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Updating particular properties of EF objects every X amount of days in MVC

I'm building an MVC ASP.NET IMDb-like website which presents various information about movies to users, relying on 3rd party APIs to (initially) fetch movie info. The IDs representing each movie on ...
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Identity Design ASP.NET

I am trying to design a system with the below features, and am currently trying to figure out best way to handle Identity : There will be multiple decoupled parts of the system, with same customers ...
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How can I reinforce that security questions answers should not be the same and how to encrypt?

When my users are creating an account they need to fill and set several security questions pertaining to their account. I am wondering, how can I make sure that the answer the user enters for each ...
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How to test model binding within an MVC controller when Bind attribute with Include list is used?

Auto-generated action methods in MVC5 make use of the BindAttribute with an Include list that contains the field names in a string literal. Example: // POST: MyTable/Edit/5 // To protect from ...
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Single sign-on flow using ASP.NET MVC + Active Directory

I'm looking into creating a single-sign-on portal built in ASP.NET MVC. This single sign on portal should give users the option to sign in with their individual account (which should be verified ...
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What are my options for exposing customization settings to the admin user?

I'm writing a blog system as a learning exercise and I would like to allow the admin (or blog owner) to select/change some custom options based on features that I choose to expose to them such as: ...
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Partial Model Updates From View

I hope this is on-topic here since I'm a bit new to the whiteboard... I'm currently developing an application using ASP.NET MVC 5 (and WebAPI 2). One of my domain entities is huge, and is stored in ...
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What are the tradeoffs for using 'partial view models'?

I've become aware of an itch due to some non-DRY code pertaining to view model classes in an (ASP.NET) MVC web application and I'm thinking of scratching my itch by organizing code in various 'partial ...
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ASP MVC Performance Analysis in Azure

I have a web application based on asp net boilerplate using EF6. The site is in it's finishing phase and I'm trying to tweak the performance to the best of my abilities. I was able to reduce the ...
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Share service instances amongst all controllers?

We've taken over coding on a .NET MVC project, and as I'm relatively inexperienced with many of the MVC design approaches, I'm working on getting a good understanding of the design choices. One ...
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Why does a custom action filter need to inherit from both ActionFilterAttribute and IActionFilter?

I m first time creating a custom action filter and following this link http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/older-versions/hands-on-labs/aspnet-mvc-4-custom-action-filters They are saying to Extend ...
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.NET solution dependency workflow for a small dev team

We have a team of 5 developers working on a product and are at a crossroads trying to determine a better way (if one exists) of managing development workflow and project dependencies. We currently ...
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Unit testing and Test Driven Development questions

I'm working on an ASP.NET MVC website which performs relatively complex calculations as one of its functions. This functionality was developed some time ago (before I started working on the ...
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What's the difference between stateful and stateless?

The books and documentation on the MVC just heap on using the Stateful and Stateless terms. To be honest, i am just unable to grab the idea of it, what the books are talking about. They don't give an ...
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Is FormsAuthentication obsolete? [closed]

I am creating a website using ASP.NET MVC 5. I want to know if it is still OK to authenticate user using FormsAuthentication? Did Microsoft release any technology to replace FormsAuthentication?
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Is this breaking SOA?

We're havng a bit of a disagreement in our team, and I would like to hear other people's views. We have a mature solution that uses an Entity Framework model, which is accessed by a repository layer, ...
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Implementing “Trending Items” using linear regression in SQL Server

I'm building an MVC .NET website where people can rate and review movies (similar to IMDb). I'm using SQL Server for the back-end. I'll be implementing a feature where the homepage displays trending ...
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Bundling and minifying options for MVC2

I've just been handed an MVC2 application and noticed that there is no bundling or minifying of the JavaScript or Stylesheets. I've used the built in bundling and minifying logic that comes out the ...
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Understanding how layers are separated in an MVC application

I am using Visual Studio 2013 MVC 5 application using Razor. I want to understand in which order layers sit and interact with each other. In my solution I have: UI Layer (Main Project) - ...
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Back button after doing posts on the same page

I have 3 pages to my site. The 1st page allows you to select a bunch of options. Those options get sent to the 2nd page to be displayed with some data about those options. From here I can click on a ...
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When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC

I know that Microsoft has said ASP.NET MVC is not a replacement for WebForms. And some developers say WebForms is faster to develop on than MVC. But I believe speed of coding comes down to ...
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Use model for “everything” in MVC?

This question is a result out of the discussion HERE and was moved from HERE. Is it really good practice to supply EVERY value you display in any view via a model? Especially variables like the ...
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Handling Business Logic/Validation Race Conditions

I'm working on a Training Enrollment web application with the following (simplified) features: Maintenance (Add, Edit, Deactivation) of Trainings Student sign-up Student enrollment to Active ...
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In ASP.NET MVC, should the view models have an ID?

When developing an ASP.NET MVC application that allows the model to be updated, you need some way to know how to take the updated view model and match it back to the model that is now updated. There ...
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Authenticating users of a chrome extension against a ASP.NET MVC web application

I have a chrome extension which is supported by a ASP.NET MVC web app as the back end. I want the chrome extension user to login through my web application and once he is logged in, the chrome ...
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Project architecture for application with dynamic database

We've a project that has some tables are defined and some will be generated runtime, means dynamic and no pre-defined structure. We generally use Entity Framework to communicate to the database(in ...
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Where view models inside Web project of n-tier application should be placed?

Let's assume we have an ASP.NET MVC web application with following tiers: Business logic Entities (business domain and database POCOs) Common (resources, consts) Data access (database EF queries, ...
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REST Services with ASP MVC WebApi architecture feedback

I'm working on a new project and I had to design some REST Services with ASP MVC WebApi. I would like to show you my app architecture and learn from more experienced architects what I have ...
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Asp.net caching strategy/pattern

In my WebApi controller I have the following (pseudo) code that receives update notifications from Instagrams real-time API: [HttpPost] public void Post(InstagramUpdate instagramUpdate) { var ...
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Where is the entry point for ASP.NET MVC's HttpContext?

I've got some custom FormsAuthentication with a custom AuthorizeAttribute where I'm maintaining the cookie manually, but I'm doing it within the filter's context. What I want to do is move this to ...
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Async Controllers in ASP.NET MVC: Real Advantages / How Achieved?

I have been working through an article about asynchronous controller methods in ASP.NET MVC (http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/07/23/async-actions-in-aspnet-mvc-4.aspx) and I think I may ...
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Single page application automatically download dependent HTML

I'm currently developing an application using ASP.NET MVC5 and Knockout. For now, the typical architecture is this: FooController.cs: public ActionResult GetFoos(){ //... var model = // ...
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When to create a new MVC Controller for a model

The Project: I have several cases where I'm not sure whether or not I should be using a 'Separation of Concerns' approach or a simplistic one. They're all similar to the setup below. e.g. An Estimate ...
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For asp.net mvc is this a three tiered solution?

I am a asp.net mvc programmer and if I want to start a project I do this: I make a class library named Model for my models. I make a class library named Infrastructure.Repository for database ...