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20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3

Book Description

There's no need to reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with ASP.NET's Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework. This concise cookbook provides recipes to help you solve tasks many web developers encounter every day. Each recipe includes the C# code you need, along with a complete working example of how to implement the solution. Learn practical techniques for applying user authentication, providing faster page reloads, validating user data, filtering search results, and many other issues related to MVC3 development.

These recipes help you:

  • Restrict access to views with password protection
  • Allow users to upload and save a file to your website
  • Implement AJAX to allow users to see updated content quickly
  • Validate form input to ensure the data you capture is what you expect
  • Create thumbnails to preview images rather than view them full-size
  • Give your web application the ability to change languages
  • Use CAPTCHA to prevent automated programs from completing forms
  • Make URLs more user- and search-engine-friendly with the MapRoute function

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  3. Preface
    1. About The Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Tools
    5. Using Code Examples
    6. Safari® Books Online
    7. How to Contact Us
  4. 1. The Recipes
    1. 1.1. Restricting Access to Views with Password Protection
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    2. 1.2. Automating Generation of Controllers and Views
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    3. 1.3. Validating User Input
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    4. 1.4. Implementing Multiple Languages
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    5. 1.5. Sending a Welcome Email
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    6. 1.6. Retrieving a Forgotten Password
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    7. 1.7. Sorting a List of Results
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    8. 1.8. Paging Through a List of Results
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
    9. 1.9. Filtering a List of Results
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
    10. 1.10. Searching a List of Results by Keyword
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
    11. 1.11. Uploading a File Through a Form
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    12. 1.12. Resizing an Image to Create a Thumbnail
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    13. 1.13. Implementing Ajax to Enhance the User Experience
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    14. 1.14. Submitting a Form with Ajax
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
    15. 1.15. Enabling a CAPTCHA
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
    16. 1.16. Mobilizing Your Website
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    17. 1.17. Paging Through Content Without the Pages
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    18. 1.18. Displaying Search Results While Typing
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    19. 1.19. Routing Users to a Specific Controller and Action
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    20. 1.20. Caching Results for Faster Page Loads
      1. Problem
      2. Solution
      3. Discussion
      4. See Also
    21. 1.21. Going Further
  5. About the Author
  6. Copyright