Chapter 1. High-speed beginner ramp-up

This chapter covers

  • Introducing the MVC pattern
  • Dissecting the default application template
  • Creating your first ASP.NET MVC 2 project
  • Handling user input
  • Working with the view

This chapter is intended to provide you with a quick, high-level overview of the ASP.NET MVC Framework. We’ll create a basic sample application, collect user input, and display some web pages.

But first, let me introduce you to your new friend...

1.1. Welcome to ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC is a new web application framework from Microsoft. It was first unveiled in November 2007 and has since seen more than 10 releases and 2 major versions. With the high number of releases, this framework has received quite a bit of feedback and ...

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