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

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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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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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ASP.Net MVC ambigious action methods - why the path choosen

Is there someone who could shed a light on why ambiguous methods are not allowed in ASP.Net MVC?I updated my question just to clarify it (using Carson63000 example from his answer), the question ...
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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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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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ASP.NET MVC - should the MVC's M, V and C be explicitly aware of domain entities?

Since this question seems to be pretty subjective, I'm posting it here. Let's say you're writing your own version of Stackoverflow using ASP.NET MVC, so there are classes like Question, Answer, User, ...
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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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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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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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Tips and Tricks on Web Page Design on ASP.NET MVC (Razor Syntax)

I am a newbie in web development and have started studying ASP.NET MVC. I noticed that cshtml replaces aspx when using Razor syntax and design view is not supported. Now designing ASP.NET MVC webpages ...
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would this be a correct way to use the Repository pattern in ASP .NET MVC application implementing Entity Framework?

This ASP .NET MVC application implements Entity Framework. I've declared the repositories in the DbContext like this: public class CompanyDbContext : DbContext { // constructor goes here ...
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Querystring Advanced Search where there are about 20 search fields

I am creating an advanced search page where there are about 20 search fields for a user to filter their search. My question deals with the query string, Is it standard web development practice to have ...
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MVC 3 Page design; split pages into Many partials?

I am currently working on an MVC 3 Web app project where I need to display a lot of information on the front page. I am relatively new at web page layout and design so I have hit a wall in terms of ...
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Different Project Type in a Single Website

I have developed a website in asp.net and I have some additional tasks, improvements to develop. In order to get experience in asp.net/mvc, I want to create an admin panel using asp.net mvc. Is this ...
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ASP.Net MVC 3: multiple versions of the site without changing of URL, is it possible?

Our website is written in ASP.NET MVC 3 and we want to change a feature in the core functionality of the site. The problem is not every client can be moved to this new version/format (because of ...
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Is this the correct way to implement .NET MVC website structure?

I have recently seen a .NET MVC solution in which the markup in the .aspx views which appear to have a Controller as their model i.e the controller seems to be providing the data for the view, and the ...
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Port numbers in Visual Studio projects and IIS

I have a few questions about localhost and port numbers as this is an area where I do not have a lot of knowledge, and because I recently had to work with setting up Visual Studio projects and IIS and ...
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Proper use of model in asp mvc

What is a proper use of model in asp mvc? Should a model contain only data that will be accessed inside a form, or it is also a good idea to put data that are static and would be used in a view, but ...
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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 ...