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CarTrackr - Sample ASP.NET MVC application

Some people may have already noticed the link in my VISUG session blog post, but for those who didn't... I've released my sample application CarTrackr on CodePlex. CarTrackr is a sample application for the ASP.NET MVC framework using the repository pattern and dependency injection using the Unity applic... Read more »

Introduction to ASP.NET MVC for VISUG - Presentation materials

Yesterday evening, I did a presentation on the ASP.NET MVC framework for VISUG (Visual Studio User Group Belgium). I really hope everyone got a good feel on what the ASP.NET MVC framework is all about and what it takes to build an ASP.NET MVC application. Thank you Pieter Gheysens for inviting me for this talk! An... Read more »

Using the ASP.NET MVC ModelBinder attribute - Second part

Just after the ASP.NET MVC preview 5 was released, I made a quick attempt to using the ModelBinder attribute. In short, a ModelBinder allows you to use complex objects as action method parameters, instead of just basic types like strings and integers. While my aproach was correct, it did not really cover the whole ... Read more »

Forms interaction with ASP.NET MVC (screencast)

Abstract: "This screencast is a short demonstration on how you can handle form interactions using the ASP.NET MVC framework." Download sample code: MvcCommentForm.zip (593.58 kb) This is an imported post. It was imported from my old blog using an au... Read more »

Using the ASP.NET MVC ModelBinder attribute

ASP.NET MVC action methods can be developed using regular method parameters. In earlier versions of the ASP.NET MVC framework, these parameters were all simple types like integers, strings, booleans, … When required, a method parameter can be a complex type like a Contact with Name, Email and Message propert... Read more »

Form validation with ASP.NET MVC preview 5

In earlier ASP.NET MVC previews, form validation was something that should be implemented "by hand". Since the new ASP.NET MVC preview 5, form validation has become more handy. Let me show you how you can add validation in such a ridiculously easy manner. Here's an example controller: [code:c#] ... Read more »

Building an ASP.NET MVC sitemap provider with security trimming

Warning!A new version of the source code provided in this post is available here. Use this blog post as reference only.  Yes, it has been a while since my last post. A nice vacation to Austria, some work to catch up, ... All excuses, I know, but I'll make it up to you with a huge blog post! If you have ... Read more »

MSDN Chopsticks on ASP.NET MVC (screencasts)

A while ago, KatrienDG asked me to do some screencasts on the ASP.NET MVC framework for the MSDN Chopsticks page. I've been working on 2 screencasts: an introductory talk to the ASP.NET MVC framework and a Test Driven Development story. Feel free to leave some comments! ... Read more »