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

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Migrating large system from WebForms to MVC

I'm looking for advice from people who have actually migrated a large system from WebForms to MVC. What are the things to watch out for? The literature says that both can co-exist for the same system ...
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How do you guarantee that your database context is disposed of properly when your lazy collection is no longer needed?

I'm looking for a best practices kind of answer here. Given that best practices for interacting with classes that implement IDisposable is via the Using statement - What is the best practice for ...
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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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I read Pro ASP .NET MVC 2 Framework - anything else for AJAX in MVC 2?

I read Pro ASP .NET MVC 2 Framework to try and learn the ASP .NET MVC Framework, but I'm really struggling with Ajax in MVC even after going over that chapter again and again. I seem to have a decent ...
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Breaking ASP .NET MVC application into microservices

I have a big ASP .NET MVC application which consists of several different widgets. They all display some kind of data related to stock markets, but they're actually pretty separated from one another. ...
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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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Separating 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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Is ASP.NET MVC completely (and exclusively) based on conventions?

--TL;DR Is there a "Hello World!" ASP.NET MVC tutorial out there that doesn't rely on conventions and "stock" projects? Is it even possible to take advantage of the technology without reusing the ...
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Can you/should you develop components for ASP.NET MVC?

Following from the previous question I've started to wonder - is it possible to implement "Components" in ASP.NET MVC (latest version)? And should you? Let's clarify what I mean with a "component". ...
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Are Repositories needed any longer in ASP.net 5 & EF7?

I posted a question on github to the EF Team. I got a reply saying it would be better to ask this question here so I will copy and paste it here as we as a link so other can see the few replies on ...
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One controller to rule them all?

I am developing a single-page application. The page has a toolbar. When the user clicks on any button, it visually creates a tab, and triggers an ajax request to the required controller. Now two ...
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Am I right to be skeptical of ASP.NET MVC “Html Helpers”? [closed]

ASP.NET WebForms seemed really great until that moment of realization the abstraction you'd welcomed was producing HTML that was worlds away from what you needed. Wrestling with that framework to ...
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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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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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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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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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Workflow design for multi-step edits on a webapp

I have a web app (ASP MVC2) where some forms can be accessed via multiple routes, initially once a form was complete a user was kicked back to a default page for that form rather than the page they ...
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DDD + POCO does this makes sense?

DDD promotes rich domain models with behavior in it, POCO naked objects without any objects in it. Is it possible to have them both combined? I have a Multi Layer Solution Core - has POCO ...
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ASP.NET vs ASP.NET MVC [closed]

I just started learning the ASP.NET MVC framework and it's very different in architecture from regular ASP.NET development. Transitioning from windows forms to WPF was nice, and seemed a way forward ...
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Help With Dependency Injection

I am still very confused as to why and when to use Dependency Injection. If anyone could explain maybe using the below example that would be great, any other explanations would be appreciated. Lets ...
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Unit Testing without DI

I am starting a small ASP.NET MVC project, each task on the board must come with unit tests. The project is small, just a few pages with not that much processing, so I decided not to implement DI. My ...
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Should I migrate to MVC3?

I have a MVC2 project, my question is: should I migrate to MVC3? Why? I'd like the opinion of some who already migrated, or at least used MVC3 and MVC2. Already read ...
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Who does what in a Single Page Application? [closed]

My development background is in ASP .NET webforms. I've been reading various SPA tutorials but they always get into the weeds about specific javascript libraries. I'm just trying to understand what ...
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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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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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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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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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Most efficient strategy for search large text areas for multiple values

I have a requirement for a service that does the following. Take a block of text and identify the server names in it (by name or ip address). So given: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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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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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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Does Having DI Happen in the Composition Root go against the whole point of Dependency Injection?

I am using Dependency Injection for a .NET MVC web application in which I have three basic layers: 1) Web App 2) Service Layer 3) Data Layer I inject the data layer into the service layer and the ...
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Bower, NPM, Gulp in ASP.NET MVC, what problem am I solving? [closed]

I work at a small web development company, and we use no dependency management whatsoever at the frontend side. External libraries are simply downloaded and pasted into the lib folder of whatever ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping Domain models to ViewModel

I have an Asp.net MVC5 application structured like this: Core Domain project Infrastructure DAL project Utilities UI UI project (contains ViewModel at the moment, will probably put that ...
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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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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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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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Is there a setting to enable anti forgery globally in ASP.NET MVC, and if not, why?

The tutorials I've read tell you to use [ValidateAntiForgeryToken] attributes and <%= Html.AntiForgeryToken() %> in your code. I was wondering why this isn't a built-in automatic setting or at ...