Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introducing ASP.NET MVC 4

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adam Freeman
      Pages 3-13
    3. Adam Freeman
      Pages 15-45
    4. Adam Freeman
      Pages 47-71
    5. Adam Freeman
      Pages 73-100
    6. Adam Freeman
      Pages 101-124
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      Pages 125-159
    8. Adam Freeman
      Pages 161-199
    9. Adam Freeman
      Pages 201-230
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      Pages 231-254
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      Pages 255-281
    12. Adam Freeman
      Pages 283-300
  3. ASP.NET MVC 4 in Detail

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Adam Freeman
      Pages 303-322
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      Pages 323-361
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      Pages 363-389
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      Pages 391-417
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      Pages 419-453
    7. Adam Freeman
      Pages 455-483

About this book

Introduction

The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.

ASP.NET MVC 4 contains a number of significant advances over previous versions. New mobile and desktop templates (employing adaptive rendering) are included together with support for jQuery Mobile for the first time. New display modes allow your application to select views based on the browser that's making the request while Code Generation Recipes for Visual Studio help you auto-generate project-specific code for a wide variety of situtations including NuGet support.

In this fourth edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you’ll discover MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice.

The book's authors, Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman, have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well-known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands.

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