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Lesson 1: ASP.NET MVC Programming Fundamentals, Downloadable Version

Lesson 1 covers the essential components of the ASP.NET MVC Framework. The lesson starts with an exploration of how data flows through the framework so that it ends up on the page. From there, it covers how to accept querystring data to use when processing a request and how to accept form posts. This video training uses Visual Studio 2012. While MVC 4 is supported in Visual Studio 2010, this examples and demonstrations used here will use VS 2012.

Duration: 00:16:17  File Size: 31 MB

Lesson 2

Lesson 2: View Fundamentals, Downloadable Version

Lesson 2 covers building blocks of MVC views and the Razor view engine. It starts with the differences between Web Forms and Razor as well as the ASPX view engine. From there, viewers learn about the tools available to help organize common components that can be reused across views. Viewers also learn how to use view helpers, partials, layouts, and strongly-typed view model objects.

Duration: 00:39:36  File Size: 75 MB

Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Model Fundamentals, Downloadable Version

Lesson 3 shows how to use model objects when building MVC applications. The lesson starts with an overview of the different types of model classifications in an application, including the data model and domain model. From there, viewers learn how to leverage strongly-typed view model objects to build and process data entry pages using forms. Viewers also learn how to perform mapping between domain model objects and view models.

Duration: 00:51:26  File Size: 105 MB

Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Routing, Downloadable Version

Lesson 4 demonstrates how to use and define routes in order to design a URL schema for your application. The lesson starts with a session on the design principles at work when creating a URL structure. From there, viewers learn how to create custom static and dynamic routes in order to provide users with very friendly URLs. Viewers will also learn how to use helpers to generate URLs and links without hard coding the URL structure in your views.

Duration: 00:26:47  File Size: 55 MB

Lesson 5

Lesson 5:Controllers in Depth, Downloadable Version

Lesson 5 covers more advanced concepts around the proper factoring of controller logic and how to test that logic. It starts with an exploration of the different extension points and seams available for controller logic. From there, viewers learn how to extend the bridge between the controller and view, the ActionResult. Viewers also learn how to truly test MVC applications.

Duration: 00:36:54  File Size: 78 MB

Lesson 6

Lesson 6: The Model in Depth,Downloadable Version

Lesson 6 moves past the basics of MVC models and dives into the professional techniques that allow developers to properly model the user interface and keep code bloat out of our controllers. The lesson starts with a deep dive into model binding, a huge time savor when processing data from the querystring and form posts. From there, viewers learn how value providers work and create a custom model binding scenario. The lesson also shows how to eliminate onerous mapping and projection code from controllers using AutoMapper, an open source object to object mapping tool built specifically for ASP.NET MVC.

Duration: 00:31:16  File Size: 68 MB

Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Views in Depth, Downloadable Version

Lesson 7 covers more advanced techniques that developers can leverage when building views. After an overview of the tools available for reducing view code duplication, the lesson shows how to develop a custom HtmlHelper that is reusable across pages in the application. From there, it dives into componentizing views using partial views and child actions. For organizing controllers, model objects, and views, it covers areas and how to weave together navigation from one area to another. Finally, the lesson finishes out the coverage of views with some capabilities that can be leveraged when developing for mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone.

Duration: 00:46:37  File Size: 99 MB

Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Templates and Validation, Downloadable Version

Lesson 8 shows how ASP.NET MVC supports validation of user input as well as consistent data formatting. The lesson starts with why it is important to be consistent when developing views that display and take in data. From there, viewers learn how display and editor templates work by developing their own custom display helpers. Viewers also learn how to properly validate user input to ensure the data accepted into the application is consistent.

Duration: 00:30:45  File Size: 64 MB

Lesson 9

Lesson 9: AJAX and jQuery, Downloadable Version

Lesson 9 covers MVC support for AJAX and how jQuery, a javascript library, fits into the picture. The lesson starts by jumping into jQuery and applying the tight integration between MVC, Visual Studio, and javascript. From there, viewers see how to apply jQuery’s unobtrusive validation capability in conjunction with script and style bundling built into the MVC framework. Viewers also learn how easily make ajax calls to the web server using the AjaxHelper.

Duration: 00:23:21  File Size: 50 MB

Lesson 10

Lesson 10: Web API, Downloadable Version

Lesson 10 covers the new web service framework, Web API, which ships with ASP.NET MVC. The lesson starts with the fundamentals of HTTP, which Web API is built upon. From there, viewers learn why Web API was developed, what problem it solves, and how to create Web API web services that run within an ASP.NET MVC application. Viewers also learn how to make jQuery AJAX calls from MVC-backed pages directly to Web API controllers.

Duration: 00:20:41  File Size: 44 MB

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33442-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33442-9

7+ Hours of Video Instruction

ASP.NET MVC 4 introduces web developers to ASP.NET MVC, along with the history of web applications on the Microsoft platform.  Developers will dive into each part of this framework and will learn how to leverage each piece to its fullest with code examples.  Viewers will learn how to create well-structured MVC web applications from scratch, add libraries and dependencies to the web application without creating unnecessary coupling, create dynamic web pages and screens that: accept, validate, and process user input. Viewers will also learn how to expose complex data to the application users through screens, extend the MVC framework to create cross-cutting behavior with minimal code, and develop using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery to create MVC web applications that function equally well on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Table of Contents



Lesson 1: ASP.NET MVC Programming Fundamentals
Learning objectives
Lesson 1.1: Build a basic controller
Lesson 1.2: Handle querystring variables
Lesson 1.3: Handle form posts

Lesson 2: View Fundamentals
Learning objectives
Lesson 2.1: Move from Web Forms to MVC views
Lesson 2.2: Build views using Razor
Lesson 2.3: Use view helpers
Lesson 2.4: Customize Razor views: Layout sections and strongly-typed views

Lesson 3: Model Fundamentals
Learning objectives
Lesson 3.1: Model your domain
Lesson 3.2: Pass data to the view
Lesson 3.3: Use strongly-typed models

Lesson 4: Routing

Learning objectives
Lesson 4.1: Design route URLs
Lesson 4.2: Route a URL to a controller
Lesson 4.3: Create dynamic routes
Lesson 4.4: Generate URLs from routes

Lesson 5: Controller in Depth
Learning objectives
Lesson 5.1: Extend controllers with filters
Lesson 5.2: Extend controllers with action results
Lesson 5.3: Test MVC applications

Lesson 6: Model in Depth
Learning objectives
Lesson 6.1: Use model binding
Lesson 6.2: Extend the model binding with value providers
Lesson 6.3: Build view-specific models with AutoMapper

Lesson 7: Views in Depth
Learning objectives
Lesson 7.1: Manage code duplication
Lesson 7.2: Use partial views for common page sections
Lesson 7.3: Assemble complex pages with child actions

Lesson 7.4: Organize large applications with areas
Lesson 7.5: Develop MVC for the iPad and iPhone with responsive design
Lesson 7.6: Target and test iPad and iPhone with mobile display modes

Lesson 8: Templates and Validation

Learning objectives
Lesson 8.1: Build consistent forms with templated helpers
Lesson 8.2: Control selection of editor and display templates
Lesson 8.3: Customizing templates
Lesson 8.4: Validate user input with DataAnnotations and ModelState

Lesson 9: AJAX and jQuery

Learning objectives
Lesson 9.1: Apply jQuery for html features
Lesson 9.2: Enable unobtrusive javascript validation for forms
Lesson 9.3: Add ajax callbacks easily with AjaxHelper

Lesson 10: Web API
Learning objectives
Lesson 10.1: Use the fundamentals of HTTP
Lesson 10.2: Create web services with Web API and MVC
Lesson 10.3: Use Web API for jQuery ajax calls


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