Archives / 2008 / May
  • ASP.NET MVC: Expression Based RedirectToAction Method

    Since the introduction of lambda expressions within the .NET framework, and it's extensive use of them within ASP.NET MVC, I've grown extremely fond of working with compile time errors that lambda expressions gives us. You've seen the ASP.NET MVC team build out a set of ActionLink<T> methods that enable you to specify an expression that will be compiled like the following (Read more...)

  • ASP.NET MVC: UI Validation Framework Update

    I've taken some recommendations regarding the MVC UI Validation framework I originally posted about, which is available within the MvcContrib project. I'm still working on future advancements like attributing your model, but I did make a significant step forward ensuring both client and server side validation is successful. With some simple changes to how you are generating your validators, you can easily achieve this new functionality. (Read more...)

  • ASP.NET MVC - Extracting Web Resources

    One nice feature that ASP.NET added in the 2.0 feature set was the ability to embed resources directly within an assembly and then later extract them through a separate Http Handler. You've notably saw this by all the WebResource.axd calls. If you're building a ASP.NET MVC view, you have two ways of extracting web resource urls. Find out how to do this in your view and through a new extension method. (Read More...)

  • ASP.NET MVC - Living in a Web Forms World

    When developing ASP.NET MVC applications, most examples or sites have shown you starting from complete scratch. This is all and well if you have the time to completely re-write an existing application for 6+ months or have started a v1 product. Right, in the "real-world" the former rarely happens and if your a developer wanting to stay on the bleeding edge, introducing a new architecture into an existing ASP.NET application is fairly tedious. From converting existing pages, supporting legacy routes, and possibly the lack of allowing multiple forms all prove to be a challenge. (Read More...)

  • ASP.NET MVC - Using Post, Redirect, Get Pattern

    The ASP.NET MVC pattern tends to lead itself into a more simplified and "true" HTTP experience by re-introducing  patterns that have been lost, or at least, not followed in many years. One such pattern is the Post, Redirect, Get (PRG) pattern in which it is "to help avoid duplicate form submissions and allow web applications to behave more intuitively with browser bookmarks and the reload button" (Read More...)