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

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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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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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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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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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Is this breaking SOA?

We're havng a bit of a disagreement in our team, and I would like to hear other people's views. We have a mature solution that uses an Entity Framework model, which is accessed by a repository layer, ...
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Asp.Net MVC from in modal bootstrap

First, some of the technologies in play: Asp.Net Mvc 5, Bootstrap 3, JQuery. On my view I want to create a bootstrap model dialog, with a simple form in it. When the user clicks submit, there are two ...
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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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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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Bundling and minifying options for MVC2

I've just been handed an MVC2 application and noticed that there is no bundling or minifying of the JavaScript or Stylesheets. I've used the built in bundling and minifying logic that comes out the ...
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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 test model binding within an MVC controller when Bind attribute with Include list is used?

Auto-generated action methods in MVC5 make use of the BindAttribute with an Include list that contains the field names in a string literal. Example: // POST: MyTable/Edit/5 // To protect from ...
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Planning MVC application architecture for next ten years [closed]

I am doing requirements study of an ERP solution which is presently in Classic ASP and has been running from the last fifteen years. My client want it to be converted to ASP.NET MVC 5 application with ...
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block access to area/controller's methods but allow inherited controller to run methods, asp .net mvc5

I am trying to find out how to block a whole area/controller from being accessed by typing url website.com/area1/basecontroller/method1 (this area also contains the views that will be displayed) , ...
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What are the tradeoffs for using 'partial view models'?

I've become aware of an itch due to some non-DRY code pertaining to view model classes in an (ASP.NET) MVC web application and I'm thinking of scratching my itch by organizing code in various 'partial ...
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Multitier architecture using API

I have been reading a number of posts and I am leaning towards building an SOA. My main dependencies are: Need to support multiple clients Need individual client environments to not effect other ...
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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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Back button after doing posts on the same page

I have 3 pages to my site. The 1st page allows you to select a bunch of options. Those options get sent to the 2nd page to be displayed with some data about those options. From here I can click on a ...
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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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Best way to populate Entity from posted ViewModel in ASPNET MVC?

In form post, I am used to accept a viewmodel in post action method. One way or another, I have to go through each property to assign it to the entity object that the repository module is expecting. ...
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When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC

I know that Microsoft has said ASP.NET MVC is not a replacement for WebForms. And some developers say WebForms is faster to develop on than MVC. But I believe speed of coding comes down to ...
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Use model for “everything” in MVC?

This question is a result out of the discussion HERE and was moved from HERE. Is it really good practice to supply EVERY value you display in any view via a model? Especially variables like the ...
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Handling Business Logic/Validation Race Conditions

I'm working on a Training Enrollment web application with the following (simplified) features: Maintenance (Add, Edit, Deactivation) of Trainings Student sign-up Student enrollment to Active ...
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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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Authenticating users of a chrome extension against a ASP.NET MVC web application

I have a chrome extension which is supported by a ASP.NET MVC web app as the back end. I want the chrome extension user to login through my web application and once he is logged in, the chrome ...
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Project architecture for application with dynamic database

We've a project that has some tables are defined and some will be generated runtime, means dynamic and no pre-defined structure. We generally use Entity Framework to communicate to the database(in ...
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Where view models inside Web project of n-tier application should be placed?

Let's assume we have an ASP.NET MVC web application with following tiers: Business logic Entities (business domain and database POCOs) Common (resources, consts) Data access (database EF queries, ...
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REST Services with ASP MVC WebApi architecture feedback

I'm working on a new project and I had to design some REST Services with ASP MVC WebApi. I would like to show you my app architecture and learn from more experienced architects what I have ...
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Asp.net caching strategy/pattern

In my WebApi controller I have the following (pseudo) code that receives update notifications from Instagrams real-time API: [HttpPost] public void Post(InstagramUpdate instagramUpdate) { var ...
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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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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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Seperating 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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Single page application automatically download dependent HTML

I'm currently developing an application using ASP.NET MVC5 and Knockout. For now, the typical architecture is this: FooController.cs: public ActionResult GetFoos(){ //... var model = // ...
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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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For asp.net mvc is this a three tiered solution?

I am a asp.net mvc programmer and if I want to start a project I do this: I make a class library named Model for my models. I make a class library named Infrastructure.Repository for database ...
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Tips and Tricks on Web Page Design on ASP.NET MVC (Razor Syntax) [closed]

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 is asp mvc model data stored?

I am using ViewModel classes in order to structure data being populated inside of a controller. My questions is now where exactly is data of a @model stored after being populated via asp mvc ...
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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 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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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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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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Why shouldn't I use the repository pattern with Entity Framework?

During a job interview, I was asked to explain why the repository pattern isn't a good pattern to work with ORMs like Entity Framework. Why is this the case?
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Dynamic model based on JSON received from web service

I am creating a MVC web application which receives some data from a web service in JSON format. I get the different content type structures and data items related to that structure. Using that JSON I ...
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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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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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What do you do when a client requires Rich Text Editing on their website?

As we all know by now, XSS attacks are dangerous and really easy to pull off. Various frameworks make it easy to encode HTML, like ASP.NET MVC does: <%= Html.Encode("string"); %> But what ...
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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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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 ...