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

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Does a method to check the file type being uploaded belong in the controller?

If I create a controller that has a method ActionResult UploadFile(HttpPostedFileBase file) Where is the best place to add the code that will verify that this is a good and useable file? The reason ...
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REST Service and CQRS

I am struggling with architecture on a new project. I am using the following patterns/technology. CQRS - anything going in goes through a command REST - using WebAPI MVC - asp.net mvc Angular - ...
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Encapsulation in Domain Driven Design models?

I am using EF Code First and I had a model like below. public class Account { [Required] public string AccountNo { get; set; } [Required] public decimal Balance { get; set; } } I ...
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Asp MVC section and partial views

I have a question regarding ASP sections and partial views. What ser the benefit of using one over another? Because if I have a menu, i guest that it could be both as a section, but also as a ...
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What things do I need to become expert ASP.net MVC [closed]

I graduated in computer science. I had pretty good knowledge in Java. I have about a year experiences in ASP.net C# Web form. What other things do I need to know if I want become expert in ASP.net MVC ...
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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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What are the differences between Castle Monorail 3 over ASP.Net MVC?

I have been using Castle Monorail for some years now with great success, although I haven't bothered to update the version I'm using (2 or 3 year old). Now I'm making a decision on go to ASP.Net MVC 3 ...
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How to properly learn ASP.NET MVC [closed]

I have a question to ask and maybe some of you will think it's lame, but I hope someone will get me on the right track. So I've been programming for quite some time now. I started programming when I ...
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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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MVC, when to separate controllers?

I'm starting with MVC and have a newbie question. What would be the logic criteria to define what a controller should encompass? For example, say a website has a 'help' section. In there, there are ...
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How do you organize an ASP.NET MVC 3 application with potentially hundreds of views but with only a few entry points?

Assumptions: Minimalist ASP.NET MVC 3 application for sending emails where the view represents the contents of an email. Over 500+ email types. I would NOT like to have 500+ actions in my controller ...
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Merging functionality from two controllers; should I place all actions in one controller?

Say I have 2 controllers, OrderController and StatusController. OrderController has several CRUD actions for Orders and StatusController has several actions pertinent to changing the satus of Orders ...
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In ASP.NET MVC/Razor, how to add initializer JavaScript to a “control”?

Actually, I already have at least 3 different solutions for the problem, I just don't like any of them for various reasons. In ASP.NET MVC/Razor, there are no controls anymore, in the sense as they ...
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MVC URL formatting/design

In refactoring a lot of MVC code, I have run into an issue with my URL design. For example, let's say we have a Venue object public class Venue { public long ID { get; set; } public ...
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Reuse MVC4 codebase / deploy MVC4 as standalone desktop application?

We have an MVC4 application that we would also need to distribute as a standalone (no network connectivity) desktop application. Rather than rebuild the HTML/JS front-end we would like to reuse that ...
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How to create view models - Constructor, Factory Method, …?

I'm trying to lead a charge for re factoring our rather bloated controllers. We currently have a BaseModel from which all our other models inherit. The BaseModel contains things common to all pages, ...
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Different database for Membership and our web data or use just one?

Is better to keep our Membership stuff on the DefaultConnection and create another connection (another database) for our data? Or just one database for all? If I have a MyAppContext and I want ...
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ASP.NET MVC Portable Areas - Can they communicate and be used as a plugin-like architecture?

I'll get straight to the point: I was wondering if there is a common pattern to use portable areas as a components of a plugin-like architecture. Example: We've got 3 plugins (portable areas) ...
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Storing images in file system and returning URLs or virtually resizing and returning byte arrays?

I need to create a REST web service to manage user submitted images and displaying them all in a website. There are multiple websites that are going to use this service to manage and display images. ...
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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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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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How to process document state transition?

Imagine there is an application (ASP.NET MVC) that processes some documents. The document must be revised several times by different group of users. state/role rules: simple user can only publish ...
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Where should CMS data logic go

We have a large web site written in WebForms and have begun implementing some new modules in MVC. We have a custom CMS in place. I put the data structure to hold CMS data in a BaseModel class. Now I`m ...
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Build times for small incremental changes to C# Web Applications

I have recently been moving away from ASP.NET Websites in favor of Web Applications. More specifically I have recently been picking up MVC as an alternative to developing ASP.NET Forms websites. ...
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Implementing User Authentication on an N-Tier Web Application

I appreciate all help and feedback. Parts bolded are critical parts if this is too verbose. Perhaps it will help to mention I am a green developer. I have found some useful info from related ...
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How do I cache data that rarely changes?

In my ASP.NET application there is some data that doesn't change often and so there is no point in querying the database to re-check it every time. In my current situation I am checking user ...
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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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Authorization and Authentication using multiple types of authentication in MVC

Currently I am managing a team where we're building a new SaaS application. The way it is currently structured is that we have a solution that has our business logic and data, and a solution that ...
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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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How to completely avoid business logic in DAL?

In our ASP.NET MVC application, we try really hard to separate concerns to each layer (we use DDD). Nevertheless, it seems that we can't avoid having at least some business logic in DAL. For ...
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Is ASP.NET MVC too much overhead for smaller projects? [closed]

I will be honest I don't really know much about MVC other than the stuff you can read online in 5 minutes. Unfortunately this doesn't really tell me whether its suited to smaller projects or not. I ...
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DTOs matter on ASP.NET MVC JSON Action?

I recently came across an internal project where they were using DTOs throughout the solution, and when I sat down to implement a new MVC controller with a JSON REST endpoint I decided to use an ...
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Where does Web Reference go in 3-layer app

I have a 3 layered application. Presentation Layer (PL): ASP.NET MVC app Business Logic Layer (BLL) project Data Access Layer (DAL) project I need to add a Web Reference to a service for a ...
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Class Design and Separation Of Concerns

I'm working on an MVC application and am wondering about the best way to design one of my models. I have a class called RightLeftPersonToggle which represents two select list boxes on the page. The ...
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Learning PHP for an ASP.NET Developer [closed]

I am mostly developing on ASP.NET MVC and sometimes on ASP.NET WebForms. But when I hit a PHP web site, I always think that; Should I learn PHP? Assuming answer here is yes, where would be the ...
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How to structure a project that supports multiple versions of a service?

I'm hoping for some tips on creating a project (ASP.NET MVC, but I guess it doesn't really matter) against multiples versions of a service (in this case, actually multiple sets of WCF services). ...
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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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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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MVC4 : How to create model at run time?

In my project I am dynamically creating table by giving table name (ex. student) and adding fields to that table and then save table. Now, my table is created in SQL Server database. Assume table ...
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What is the value of OOP in ASP.NET MVC?

As a C++ developer from the 90s during the great OOP wars, I put high value to OOP as a basis for hiring new C# developers into the company. However, there are plenty of frameworks today like ASP.NET ...
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What's missing in ASP.NET MVC?

I think that most people would agree that ASP.NET MVC is one of the better technologies Microsoft has given us. It gives full control over the rendered HTML, provides separation of concerns and suites ...
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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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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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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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As a .NET WPF developer what are key differences I should be aware of when working with ASP.NET MVC? [closed]

I'm a fairly experienced desktop .NET developer with a solid feel for MVVM and WPF, and I've worked with JavaScript, jQuery and HTML/CSS in the past - though I'm pretty dated and haven't had a ton of ...
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Is passing the Model around in this way considered bad practice?

If I have a view called, for example, ViewDetails that displays user information in labels and has a Model called ViewDetailsModel and if I want to allow the user to click a button to edit some of ...
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Maintaining Regex in a .net application

I am sure everybody has had his/her share of regex woes. We have a big application with around 30 developers working on a mvc3 web application , and the two fold regex validations (front-end and ...
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Prevalence of “back end” programmer roles in ASP.NET (MVC) projects?

First, unless anyone has better definitions, let's define "back end" and "front end" according to their usage here: Is it common to separate back-end and front-end into two positions on web ...
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Dynamic Permissions for roles in ASP.NET MVC

We have been developing a web application in ASP.NET MVC. We have scenarios where many actions on web page are dependent upon role of a specific user. For example a memo page has actions of edit, ...
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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 ...