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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
About the Author
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Using Bower to add the Bootstrap 4 files

In order to use Bootstrap 4 in your project, you first need to add the Bootstrap style sheet and JavaScript files. In this example, you'll use Bower to download the Bootstrap 4 files to your local project:

  1. Add a new file called bower.json to the root of your project folder and set its content to the following in order to add Bootstrap 4 as a dependency:

              "name": "ASP.NET", 
              "private": true, 
              "dependencies": { 
                "bootstrap": "4.0" 
  2. In order to download any Bower dependencies, you'll need to open a new command prompt in your project folder—this can be done from within Visual Studio Code using the keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + C.

  3. Enter the following command inside the command prompt and press Enter:

            bower update 
  4. The previous command will download any Bower dependencies specified inside the bower.json file and save it to a bower_components...