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ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

By : Vivek Thakur
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ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

By: Vivek Thakur

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
About the Author
About the Reviewers

ASP.NET MVC Framework

The ASP.NET MVC framework was released by Microsoft as an alternative approach to web forms when creating ASP.NET based web applications. The ASP.NET MVC framework is not a replacement or upgrade of web forms, but merely another way of programming your web applications so that we can get the benefits of an MVC design with much less effort.

As of now, the ASP.NET MVC framework is still in CTP (Community Technology Preview, which is similar to an advanced pre-stage), and there is no certain date when it will be released. But even with the CTP 5, we can see how it will help MVC applications follow a stricter architecture.

We will quickly see how to use the ASP.NET MVC framework through a small example.

Sample Project

First, download the ASP.NET MVC framework from the Microsoft website and install it. This installation will create an MVC project template in VS 2008.

Start VS 2008, select the File | New Project menu item and then choose the ASP.NET MVC Web Application template...