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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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Second Edition
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Chapter 5.  Creating MVC Bootstrap Helper and Tag Helpers

ASP.NET Core allows developers to create their own HTML Helper methods either by creating static or extension methods. In essence, an HTML Helper is simply a method that returns an HTML string.

HTML Helpers enable you to use the same common block of markup on multiple pages and make the code and markup in your pages easier to read and maintain. This promotes the use of reusable code, and developers can also unit test their helper methods.

ASP.NET Core also introduced a new concept called a Tag Helper that serves a similar purpose to a HTML Helper. The Tag Helpers is not a replacement for the traditional the HTML Helpers but provides developers with an alternative way to generate cleaner HTML markup.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the built-in ASP.NET Core HTML and Tag Helpers

  • Creating HTML Helpers using static methods

  • Creating HTML Helper using extension methods

  • Creating self-closing helpers

  • Creating...