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

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What's the best practice for naming uploaded images?

Suppose I have a form in my web application where users can upload a profile picture. I've got few requirements about file size, dimensions etc, but when the user uploads the image, how should I name ...
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Reusing values for segment variables when generating outbound URLs

When routes are matched to the outbound URLs, the routing system will try to find values for each of the segment variables in route's URL pattern by also looking at the values from the current ...
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Streamlining ASP.Net MVC deployment? [closed]

I own a VPS with Windows Server 2012 on it. I can install whatever I want on it. In the past when deploying an ASP.Net MVC project, I would right click the project in the solution and Publish it. I ...
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Is there any real value in unit testing a controller in ASP.NET MVC?

I hope this question gives some interesting answers because it's one that's bugged me for a while. Is there any real value in unit testing a controller in ASP.NET MVC? What I mean by that is, most ...
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UTF-16 Pitfalls, Chinese

I'm going to be writing an application that is pure HTML5 and JS and MVC.net back-end. We have .resx files that are getting compiled to .js files for resources in the html5 application. The ...
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How do I handle having so many SQL queries?

I have an MVC3 project that uses SQL Server. I use data from the SQL database all the time and I often find that I'm reusing/duplicating some SQL queries. I thought I'd solve this problem by creating ...
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How to build MVC Views that work with polymorphic domain model design?

This is more of a "how would you do it" type of question. The application I'm working on is an ASP.NET MVC4 app using Razor syntax. I've got a nice domain model which has a few polymorphic classes, ...
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Re-engineering an ASP.NET AJAX project as ASP MVC

I have been asked to investigate the possibility of re-engineering an existing ASP.NET AJAX Web Application as under MVC. The project, as it stands ATM, is very heavily relient on Telerik's ASP.NET ...
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Which asp.net technology fits this situation best?

I think I can count WebAPI out, but WebForms, WebPages, and MVC are all possibilities. I want to create an asp.net web site that is primarily static content and links to other sites. The only ...
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Implementing a Service Layer with MVC4 while honoring Single Responsibility

I'm trying to learn some best practices while I ramp up on MVC4. I have a solution with three projects: Web: MVC stuff Core: Data Model Tests: Testing classes I'm now trying to add: Services: ...
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Why does the .Net world seem to embrace magic strings instead of staticly typed alternatives?

So, I work in .Net. I make open source projects in .Net. One of my biggest problems with it isn't necessariyl with .Net, but with the community and frameworks around it. It seems everywhere that ...
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MVC exposes database primary keys?

I'm going through a MVC tutorial, and I notice that convention seems to be to expose a tables primary key on detail pages/urls (ie. /Movies/Details/5 as an example from the tutorial). It's obviously ...
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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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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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Newbie ASP.NET developer being forced into MVC4 with WebForms

I recently got hired on as a new ASP.NET developer (C# code behind). When I arrived, I was told that they were moving to MVC 4, and so I bought two books on that. However, the other day I learned ...
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What does this mean: Expression<Func<TModel, TValue>>

In ASP.Net MVC, in the razor view, you can type this kind of code: @Html.EditorFor(model => model.Name) (in this case, it creates a textbox for the field Name of the object which is defined as ...
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ASP.NET MVC vs WCF for REST API + Webpage usage

I think the discussion for programmatic service oriented usage vs human interaction is clear. But if I were to create an application that makes use of both a programmatic API and a website that makes ...
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Want some architecture input to help with current requirements and future (unknown) requirements :-)

BACKGROUND: I am starting to architect a web project using asp.net mvc. I'm going to use a very common architecture where I have the following layers: Service Biz Data Domain The Service layer ...
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Should we use Entity Framework?

We currently have the following stack : VS 2005 Web forms SQL Server 2005 IIS 6 We are planning on transitioning to this : VS 2010 MVC and Web Forms SQL Server 2008 IIS 7 My question is, when ...
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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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Project/DLL separation of concerns in ASP.NET MVC

I'm coming from a web forms n-tier background into ASP.NET MVC projects, and I'm wondering what the best practices are for separation of the components of MVC into different libraries (or not to) in ...
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Get/Post Controller Logic Best Practice

In an ASP.NET MVC project (Razor), I have a Get request, which loads two properties on a model, dependent on the property passed into the action method. So if the parameter has a value, the Group ...
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Implement service layer in MVC

We have a defined service layer hosted in WCF. We are now building a website that will need to use the services functionality. The website is being written in ASP.NET MVC 4 and I'm trying to decide ...
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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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Unit test: How best to provide an XML input?

I need to write a unit test which validates the serialization of two attributes of an XML(size ~ 30 KB) file. What is the best way to provide an input for this test? Here are the options I have ...
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Generic Handler vs Direct Reference

In a project where I'm working on the data access layer I'm trying to make a decision how to send data and objects to the next layer (and programmer). Is it better to tell him to reference my dll, ...
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IValidatableObject vs Single Responsibility

I like the extnesibility point of MVC, allowing view models to implement IValidatableObject, and add custom validation. I try to keep my Controllers lean, having this code be the only validation ...
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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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How should I implement the repository pattern for complex object models?

Our data model has almost 200 classes that can be separated out into about a dozen functional areas. It would have been nice to use domains, but the separation isn't that clean and we can't change it. ...
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Modular enterprise architecture using MVC and Orchard CMS

I'm making a large scale MVC application using Orchard. And I'm going to be separating my logic into modules. I'm also trying to heavily decouple the application for maximum extensibility and ...
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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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Using WebStorm for Razor Syntax MVC

I am building a lot of client-side heavy SPA-like apps with VS2010 and MVC3/4. VS2010 Javascript/HTML/CSS editing (mostly javascript) is interminably slow and sluggish. I'd love to use something ...
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Is it better to define all routes in the Global.asax than to define separately in the areas?

I am working on a MVC 4 project that will serve as an API layer of a larger application. The developers that came before me set up separate Areas to separate different API requests (i.e Search, ...
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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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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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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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ASP.NET MVC Controller separation best practices [closed]

I am very new in ASP.NET MVC and Web stuff. I want to know how I should separate my page logic into different controllers. Like for example should I use Home\BuyProduct or Product\Buy. When there is a ...
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Webservice Return Generic Result Type or Purposed Result Type

I'm building a webservice which returns JSON / XML / SOAP at the moment.. and I'm not entirely sure which approach for returning results is best. The Client Consuming the Services will generally be ...
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What benefits can I get upgrading my ASP.NET (Webform) + DAL(EF) + Repository + BLL structure to MVC?

I'm in the process of defining an approach that may best fit our needs for a big web application development. For now, I'm thinking going with an ASP.NET Architecture with a DAL using Entity ...
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Wrapping REST based Web Service

I am designing a system that will be running online under Microsoft Windows Azure. One component is a REST based web service which will really be a wrapper (using proxy pattern) which calls the REST ...
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Sending an email with attachment from server side

I have to create a word document in a specific format and send it as attachment to some email addresses. I have a preview screen for the report which on approval has to be send in email. This is an ...
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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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Question on design of current pagination implementations

I have checked pagination implementations on asp.net mvc specifically and i really feel that there is something less efficient in implementations. First of all all implementations use pagination ...
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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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What exactly do I have to pay attention for when choosing Windows Hosting Provider?

This is my first time choosing a hosting company. It is for a web site made in asp.net mvc3. So I was thinking choosing a provider would be easy since I found this page ...
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What is dependency of ASP.NET MVC on .NET Framework and how to use it with .NET 2.0?

When you download and install asp.net MVC, does it just add code to the .net framework class library? Or does it also modify the installed Visual Studio editions? Another question: If it is just ...
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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 do you deploy your ASP.Net MVC3 application to the production server?

I just want to find out the best practice to deploy your MVC3 application and what tool you use to get the job done. I am using Visual Studio 2010. I publish my web site, then manually backup whats ...
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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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Database Driven Web Application, C# Front-End and F# Back-End meaning

Hi I am an intern working with ASP.NET. My current task is to make a website which will incorporate some jquery viewing features. This project seems to me will be primarily dealing with reading data ...