Chapter 9. Extending the controller

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the controller extensibility points
  • Discovering the requirements for an action
  • Using action selectors
  • Creating custom action results
  • Reducing controller complexity with action results

The ASP.NET MVC framework has a number of extensibility points built into the ControllerBase class, and this chapter will review the out-of-the-box functionality that uses these extensibility points. Additionally, we’ll demonstrate how to use the extensibility points to reduce complexity in controllers.

The ActionResult is one of those extensibility points that can reduce an action’s complexity. We’ll cover how attributes placed on an action method are used to modify its behavior, including ...

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