Chapter 6. From 2005 to 2010: Designing the Look and Feel

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Create an ASP.NET MVC controller that interacts with the data model

  • Create an ASP.NET MVC view that displays data from the controller and validates user input

  • Extend the application with an external plug-in using the Managed Extensibility Framework

Web application development in Microsoft Visual Studio has certainly made significant improvements over the years since ASP.NET 1.0 was released. Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 included things such as more efficient view state, partial classes, and generic types (plus many others) to help developers create efficient applications that were easy to manage.

The spirit of improvement to assist ...

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