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

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Bundling style and script files in asp MVC layout page

How to bundle style and script files using layout in asp MVC? Here is an example. Layout1 uses style and script file for header and footer functionality. Sections are declared. View1 uses Layout1 . ...
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Stateless Web Applications Defeat DBContext Somehow?

In Entity Framework, the DBContext class is said to implement the unit-of-work pattern. As I interpret this, it means that if you make a DBContext, manipulate its data, and then dispose of it, then ...
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What changes in .NET software architecture have taken place in the past couple of years?

I've been away from hands on development work for the past couple of years and focusing more on delivery management. I'm looking to get a couple of new projects ASP.NET MVC apps off the group and I'm ...
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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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What is the efficient way to eliminate duplication? Design patterns?

I have a helper class which has a method that perform some checks against a field in a model. I have two models, ModelA and ModelB, they have some similarities but not all. One of them is they both ...
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This way I'm writing this code is testable, but is there something wrong with it I'm missing?

I have an interface called IContext. For the purposes of this it doesn't really matter what's it does except the following: T GetService<T>(); What this method does is look at the current DI ...
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Repository pattern without entity framework?

Is it possible to implement the Repository pattern without using entity framework? I am working on a small dev team of 3 on a small scale (for now) ASP.NET MVC solution. I told my manager that I ...
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Suggestions on refactoring a poorly written ASP.Net MVC web application [closed]

I have recently "inherited" a project written in ASP.Net MVC which has quite a few issues and I'm looking for suggestions on how to go about refactoring the code. The technical issues found so far ...
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If MVC is “Separation of Concerns” then why was Razor Syntax introduced?

My question is related to MVC design pattern and Razor Syntax introduced by Microsoft. While learning MVC design pattern I was told that the idea is based upon a principle known as Separation of ...
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Strongly typed views, ViewModel and MVC

I'm learning MVC and the book I'm using favors strongly-typed views. Some of these concepts are new to me and I'm trying to better understand the design philosophy. Strongly typed views typically ...
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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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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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What is the preferred way to hold a file over multiple requests in MVC

I am building a wizard and the first step of this wizard is to let the user select a file. In the following steps I need this file to display some data from it and as a final step I have to import ...
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Should I use ASP .resx resources if the website is available in a single language?

Is it a best practice to always store strings in ASP .resx resources files, even when the application is not localized according to the user culture ? (Web pages will be displayed in french.) Is there ...
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ASP.NET MVC should I reference the DAL from the UI?

I am developing an ASP.NET MVC application, and I have three projects: UI (with the system.web.mvc reference, BL and DAL references) BL (business facade and business objects) DAL (contains my ...
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URLs in javascript in the browser

We are trying to continually improve our source code base and a question came up recently which throws open a new area to improvement. Where best to put URLs that are needed in JavaScript? Do we put ...
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DAL / Model / Application-Design Question for a MVC Application

I have a device that stores raw binary log data as a BLOB in a MySQL DB. That process is a blackbox to me (closed source) which I cannot change. I know, however, how to decode that BLOB and transform ...
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Does using membership provider in the model of a MVC project mean the model knows it is part of a website?

My basic design is that the model is in a separate project from my website, and the project never references the website. That tends to enforce the model being agnostic of how it is being used. But ...
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Controller / Service - Should a service save changes to the database

I have an action on my controller called DeleteLine. This removes a line from the users basket. My controller action looks like this: [HttpGet] public ActionResult DeleteLine(int orderId, int ...
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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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Should I store images in my database or file system in this application? [duplicate]

I'm using ASP.NET MVC 4 and SQL Server 2012. I have no problem going for either of these solutions but I want to know which one would fit better in the particular application I'm creating now. I'm ...
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Updating ip address for custom domain [closed]

I'm looking to transfer the ipaddress for my site from one ip address to another. Reading through the Register.com documentation it says that it may take awhile for the DNS changes to ...
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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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Is it wrong to make any form of business decision in a Controller?

I'm building a prototype web application using ASP.NET MVC 5. Part of the application is the display of a grid of records, each of which has a button action to 'Archive' that record. Another page ...
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Server side or client side mvc: which approach imposes less load on the server?

Which is the best approach when developing a dynamic web app with multiple views and dynamic content. regarding server load and responce times: use a server side mvc (such as Sailsjs or ASP.NET MVC) ...
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Third Party web controls and tight coupling

Disclaimer: I am not against third-party controls because I believe it's for productivity I have used Telerik asp.net controls, especially the RadGrid because it makes it easier to do CRUD. They ...
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Should an ASP.NET MVC application directly use Entity Framework as the model?

I'm building my first MVC application in Visual Studio 2013 (MVC 5) and I'm a bit unclear on the best way to setup my model. I've generated an entity framework model using code-first from an existing ...
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What is “presentation logic” and how much is acceptable in views?

In my web application I have to provide a form for creating and editing. The forms for creating and for editing have minor differences, so I am thinking of doing something like this in my view: ...
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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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ASP.NET how to handle external application settings

I'm converting an application from C# WebForms to MVC. The application gets settings from a centralized location using Web Services. These are settings you would typically find in a Web.Config, but ...
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Run WebAPI on Azures free web site

Just a quick question. I see that Azure have an offering where you can host 10 websites for free? Is it possible to use this to host some WebAPI projects instead of a conventional website? ...
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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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How to model users accounts in ASP MVC Framework with Entity Framework using code-first approach?

How do you design your code-first approach in entity framework when your code should include user data (name, password...) without repeating/overwriting what the MVC framework will generate in terms ...
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REST API design for associations/aggregation

I am building RESTful API that manages persons and lists. There can be many List and many Person each with its own set of properties. Person can be in zero or more lists, List can contain zero or more ...
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Issues regarding new instances of controllers on view pages [closed]

Is there any issue with creating a new controller within the ascx view pages. I don't want to create a model, are there any issues with doing it this way. Normally, the controllers control variables ...
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Using json as database with EF, how can I link EF and the json file during DbContext initialization?

For a personal testing-project I am considering to create a SPA with the following technologies: ASP.NET MVC + EF + WebAPI + AngularJS. The project will make use of small amount of data, so I was ...
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How to manage security of these self hosted web apis, to ensure that the request coming for accessing data is authenticated?

Let's pretend I am going to work on an enterprise application. Say I have 11 modules in the application and I would have to develop Dashboards for every role in the organization for whom I are going ...
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Generic Repositories with DI & Data Intensive Controllers

Usually, I consider a large number of parameters as an alarm bell that there may be a design problem somewhere. I am using a Generic Repository for an ASP.NET application and have a Controller with a ...
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Separating roles authorization and database

Something really bothers me about the way authorization tends to be done with roles in ASP.NET MVC. The way it is normally done is that you have a Users table and a Roles table. A User can have many ...
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Why is there no WSDL type support for Web Api?

So I am just getting started with .Net WebApi and one thing that I am noticing straight away is that there is no Contract defining how the Api looks and should be consumed (Request/Responses from each ...
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Can a type provider mimic an anonymous class?

I'm working on building a website using the F# MVC 5 template, and I noticed that the template creator uses formally declared types for the route defaults. In VB.Net and C#, this is typically done ...
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Domain model for a notification system

I'm trying to build a modular notification service in a ASP.NET MVC web application. The application generates notifications and the service is responsible for delivering the notifications to the ...
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How to validate information on server without using database or session

Each user has multiple sites they can access reporting data for in an application I am working on. To prevent having to go to the database on every single request, I validate that they have access to ...
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How do I ensure my site will be crawled when articles are generated by the database?

I wasn't sure how to ask the question. But basically, it's a textbook scenario. I'm working on a site that's article based, but the article information is stored in a database. Then the page is ...
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Hosting image oriented ASP.NET MVC site; how to keep things fast?

I have a site that heavily relies on high res images being uploaded and viewed constantly. Currently it's hosted internally which keeps everything fast. I now want to move the site externally, but I ...
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TryUpdateModel vs Parameter and ModelState.IsValid

As I was originally learning about MVC, the book I was using taught the following technique for Controller actions: public ActionResult MethodName(Model model) { if (ModelState.IsValid) { } ...
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Wrapping constructor arguments

Given a base class with around 25 or so subclasses, I have found that adding an argument to the base constructor is painful. protected AbstractController(Service1 s1, Service2 s2, Service3 s3){ ... } ...
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Should arguments always be passed to an Action in a MVC controller

I have a number of controllers that take a 'site' as a parameter within their actions, like so: [AuthoriseSite] public ActionResult Index(string site) { var model = ...
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Choosing between the view and the controller for my code

I'm aware there are a lot of topics about MVC design but it's hard to find good explanations: what I should do, what are the consequences of the different possibilities... So I'm working on an ASP ...
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Is this a good practice or not?

I have a colleague who has come up with a way of 'genericizing' information from a database so that all his web application's drop-down lists can share the same object in his MVC.NET C# code and ...