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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 Tag Helpers

Tag Helpers are a new feature that have been introduced with ASP.NET MVC Core; their purpose is similar to those of HTML Helpers, but they provide an alternative syntax to the traditional HTML Helpers. Currently, ASP.NET MVC Core provides a range of built-in Tag Helpers; for example, consider the following HTML for a textbox with an ID and a name attribute of CustomerName:

<input type="text" name="CustomerName" id="CustomerName" class="form-control"> 

To generate the preceding HTML markup using a Tag Helper and data passed in to the view via a model, you would use the following:

<input asp-for="CustomerName" class="form-control" /> 

As you can see, Tag Helpers provide a cleaner syntax and will also make it easier for designers to understand the page markup without having to know any Razor syntax.


You can learn more about Tag Helpers at