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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By : Pieter van der Westhuizen
Book Image

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Second Edition
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Data attributes versus the programmatic API

Bootstrap offers the ability to use its plugins entirely through HTML markup. This means that in order to use most of the plugins, you do not need to write a single line of JavaScript. Using data attributes is the recommended approach and should be your first option when using Bootstrap plugins.

For example, to allow an alert element to be dismissible, you'll add the data-dismiss="alert" attribute to either a button or anchor element, as illustrated in the following code:

<div class="alert alert-danger"> 
    <button data-dismiss="alert" class="close" type="button">×</button> 
    <strong>Warning</strong> Shuttle launch in t-minus 10 seconds. 

You also have the option to perform the same action using the programmatic API via JavaScript. The following code uses jQuery to close a specific alert element when the user clicks on a button:

<button class="close" type="button" onclick="$(...