ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action

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Manning, 2012 - Computers - 406 pages
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ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action is a fast-paced tutorial designed to introduce ASP.NET MVC to .NET developers and show how to apply it effectively. All examples in this revised edition are based on ASP.NET MVC 4, so you'll get full coverage of features such as the Razor view engine, Web Matrix helpers, and improved extensibility. You'll see how your ASP.NET applications can benefit from changes in the .NET Framework.

About the Technology

ASP.NET MVC provides the architecture needed to separate an application's logic and its UI. Because each component's role is well defined, MVC applications are easy to test, maintain, and extend. The latest version, ASP.NET MVC 4, takes advantage of .NET 4 and includes powerful features like the Razor view engine, Web Matrix helpers, and enhanced extensibility.

About the Book

ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action is a hands-on guide that shows you howto apply ASP.NET MVC effectively. After a high-speed ramp up,this thoroughly revised new edition explores each key topic witha self-contained example so you can jump right to the parts youneed. Based on thousands of hours of real-world experience, theauthors show you valuable high-end techniques you won't findanywhere else. Written for developers, the book arms you withthe next-level skills and practical guidance to create compellingweb applications.

You need some knowledge of ASP.NET and C#, but no priorASP.NET MVC experience is assumed.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside
  • Complete coverage of ASP.NET MVC 4
  • The new Web API
  • Full-system testing
About the Authors

Jeffrey Palermo, Jimmy Bogard, Eric Hexter, Matthew Hinze, andJeremy Skinner are all ASP.NET MVPs, ASP insiders, and early adoptersof ASP.NET MVC.


  • Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
  • Hello MVC world
  • View fundamentals
  • Action-packed controllers
  • View models
  • Validation
  • Ajax in ASP.NET MVC
  • Security
  • Controlling URLs with routing
  • Model binders and value providers
  • Mapping with AutoMapper
  • Lightweight controllers
  • Organization with areas
  • Third-party components
  • Data access with NHibernate
  • Extending the controller
  • Advanced view techniques
  • Dependency injection and extensibility
  • Portable areas
  • Full system testing
  • Hosting ASP.NET MVC applications
  • Deployment techniques
  • Upgrading to ASP.NET MVC 4

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Jeffrey Palermo began to use ASP.NET MVC and provide feedback to Microsoft about the product in 2007, more than a year before it was released. He began leading client projects using the technology in late 2008. Along with several editions of this ASP.NET MVC book, Jeffrey has written many articles on the topic and has presented at many conferences including Microsoft Tech Ed, VS Live, and DevTeach. Mr. Palermo is a cofounder of MvcContrib and COO of Headspring Systems in Austin, TX where the company runs a very popular MVC Boot Camp training class.

Jimmy Bogard oversees the technical design and architecture of solutions delivered, evaluating potential technologies and increasing awareness of technologies on the horizon. Jimmy has delivered solutions ranging from shrink-wrapped products to enterprise e-commerce applications for Fortune 100 customers. He is also a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and is an active member in the .NET community. Jimmy is also a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders

Eric Hexter is a veteran software developer and the Director for the Austin .NET Users group. Eric has run the Austin Code Camp, which is a one-day developer conference, since 2007. In addition to his position in the Austin .NET Users Group, Eric has held the following positions: INETA Membership Mentor for South Texas, ASPInsider, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in ASP.NET, and founder of the Community for MVC virtual usergroup. Eric speaks to user groups and at technology conferences around Texas and the U.S.

Matt Hinze is a programmer and software designer from Austin, Texas. He has successfully delivered technical courses to software developers since 2005. He is also a full-time developer working in the trenches on major software projects. Matt is an ASPInsider and Microsoft MVP for C#. Matt works at Sogeti on a large e-commerce implementation in Round Rock, and lives in the North Austin suburbs with his wife and son.

Jeremy Skinner is a UK-based software developer who has been working with the ASP.NET MVC Framework since its first public preview in late 2007 and has been developing applications with it ever since. Jeremy is also a member of the Microsoft ASP Insiders and is involved with several open-source projects including MvcContrib which provides extensions for ASP.NET MVC.

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