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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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Built-in HTML Helpers

An HtmlHelper is a method that renders HTML content inside a view. It is intended to allow developers to reuse a common block of HTML markup across multiple pages.

ASP.NET MVC provides a range of standard, out-of-the-box HTML Helpers. For example, to produce the HTML for a textbox with an ID and name attribute of CustomerName, use the following code:

<input type="text" name="CustomerName" id="CustomerName"> 

You should use the TextBox helper as illustrated:


The majority of the built-in HTML Helpers offer several overloaded versions. For instance, to create a textbox and explicitly set its name and value attributes, you should use the following overloaded TextBox helper method:

@Html.TextBox("CustomerName"","Northwind Traders") 

Most built-in helpers also offer the option to specify HTML attributes for the element that is generated by passing in an anonymous type. In the following example, we'll create a textbox and set its style property...