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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By : Pieter van der Westhuizen
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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By: Pieter van der Westhuizen

Overview of this book

One of the leading open source frontend frameworks, Bootstrap has undergone a significant change and introduced several features that make designing compelling, next-generation UIs much simpler. Integrating Bootstrap with ASP.NET's powerful components can further enhance its capabilities. This book guides you through the process of creating an ASP.NET MVC website from scratch using Bootstrap. After a primer on the fundamentals of Bootstrap, you will learn your way around and create a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio. You will move on to learn about the various Bootstrap components as well as techniques to include them in your own projects. The book includes practical examples to show you how to use open-source plugins with Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC and guides you through building an ASP.NET MVC website using Bootstrap, utilizing layout and user-interface components. At the end of this book, you will find some valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Bootstrap-integrated and ASP.NET MVC-integrated website.
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Media object

The media object component can be used to build hierarchical style lists such as blog comments or tweets. In the following example application, we'll use it to return a search result view when the user searches for employees. Our model will have a 'ReportsTo' field indicating which employee other employees report to; the media object component would be ideal to indicate this visually.

The method located in SearchController that searches for the employees and returns the results to the view is as follows:

public IActionResult SearchEmployees(string query) 
    ViewBag.SearchQuery = query; 
    var employees = GetEmployees(); 
    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(query)) 
        var results = employees.Where(p => p.Name.Contains(query)); 
        return View(results); 
    return View(employees); 

The preceding code will retrieve a list of employees using the GetEmployees method and, if the query parameter is...