Chapter 14. Third-party components
- Learning about NuGet
- Using ASP.NET Web Helpers
- Exploring advanced MvcContrib Grid techniques
The ASP.NET MVC Framework provides a lot of control over rendering HTML out of the box, but that comes at a cost. The HTML helpers are basic and provide simple UI elements, leaving it up to you to handcraft nice UIs using HTML and CSS. Although that’s a great option for an experienced web designer, most developers find relying on a third-party component to be much more productive. Doing so allows you to develop your application rather than spend lots of time on UI infrastructure.
This chapter will demonstrate two third-party components (MvcContrib Grid and Microsoft Web Helpers) that offer ...