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Course Summary

This course provides a practical hands-on introduction to developing Web applications using ASP.NET MVC 5 and C#. This Web development framework from Microsoft emphasizes separation of concerns in the architecture and testability of applications. The course includes coverage of the Razor View Engine, Entity Framework 6 and ASP.NET Web API 2. It also introduces Windows Azure and the deployment of ASP.NET MVC applications to the Azure cloud. The course covers the fundamentals of the Model-View-Controller design pattern and its implementation in ASP.NET MVC. This technology is compared with classical ASP.NET Web Forms. The two technologies share a common ASP.NET infrastructure. Visual Studio 2013 with .NET 4.5.1 is used as a productive platform for creating ASP.NET MVC applications. After presenting the fundamentals of the technology with several examples, the main components of Model, Controller and View are covered in detail. The discussion of the Model incorporates modern Microsoft data access technologies, including LINQ and ADO.NET Entity Framework 6. The routing mechanism of ASP.NET MVC is covered. The course introduces automated unit testing of Web applications, one of the chief advantages of the new technology. Security is covered, with some hands-on illustrations of attacks and defenses against them. The course includes a discussion of how ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms can be used together in the same application. The course includes with an introduction to ASP.NET Web API and concludes with deployment to Windows Azure. An appendix covers deployment on IIS 7.5.

Experienced application developers or architects responsible for Web applications in a Microsoft environment.
Course Length
3 Days
Good working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework. Basic knowledge of ASP.NET and HTML is also required.


Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of Web applications using ASP.NET MVC.

Acquire a working knowledge of Web application development using ASP.NET MVC 5 and Visual Studio 2013.

Access databases using ADO.NET, LINQ, and Entity Framework 6.

Perform automated testing of Web applications created using ASP.NET MVC and the built-in Visual Studio Unit Test Framework.

Implement security in ASP.NET MVC applications.

Combine ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms when appropriate.

Create HTTP services using ASP.NET Web API2.

Deploy ASP.NET MVC applications to the Windows Azure cloud.

Detailed Outline

  1. Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
    • Review of ASP.NET Web Forms
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Forms
    • Model-View-Controller Pattern
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of ASP.NET MVC
    • Goals of ASP.NET MVC
    • Unit Testing
  2. Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC
    • ASP.NET MVC 5 Testbed
    • Starter Application
    • Simple App with Controller Only
    • Action Methods and Routing
    • Action Method Return Type
    • Rendering a View
    • Creating a View in Visual Studio
    • The View Web Page
    • Dynamic Output
    • Razor View Engine
    • Embedded Scripts
    • Using a Model with a ViewBag
    • Controller Using the Model & ViewBag
    • View Using the Model and ViewBag
    • Using Model Directly
    • A View Using Model in Visual Studio
    • View Created by Visual Studio
    • Passing Parameters in Query String
  3. ASP.NET MVC Architecture
    • The Controller in ASP.NET MVC
    • The View in ASP.NET MVC
    • The Model in ASP.Net MVC
    • How MVC Works
    • Using Forms
    • HTML Helper Functions
    • Displaying Sign In Form
    • Handling Form Submission
    • Model Binding
    • Greet View
    • Input Validation
    • Nullable Type
    • Checking Model Validity
    • Validation Summary
  4. The Model
    • Microsoft Technologies for the Model
    • SmallPub Database
    • ADO.NET
    • Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
    • ADO.NET Entity Framework
    • SmallPub Tables
    • SmallPub Entity Data Model
    • Entity Data Model Concepts
    • Class Diagram
    • Context Class
    • List of Categories
    • List of Books
    • A LINQ Query
    • IntelliSense
    • Controller
    • Web.config
    • Using a Parameter
    • Modifying a Data Source
    • Entity Framework in a Class Library
    • Data Access Class Library
    • Client Code
    • ASP.NET MVC Database Clients
    • NuGet Package Manager
    • Visual Studio Extensions
    • Online Gallery
    • Entity Framework 6 via NuGet
  5. The Controller
    • IController Interface
    • A Low Level Controller
    • Displaying Context
    • Add and Subtract
    • Controller Base Class
    • Action Methods
    • HomeController
    • Math Controller
    • Invoking MathController
    • Receiving Input
    • Non-Nullable Parameters
    • Nullable Parameters
    • Using a Model
    • HTML Output
    • Filters
    • Asynchronous Controllers
  6. The View
    • Action Results
    • JavaScript Object Notation
    • Action Method Attributes
    • View Responsibility
    • A Program without a View
    • A Program with a View
    • View Page
    • Passing Data to the View
    • Passing Lists to the View
    • HTML Helper Methods
    • Link-Building Helpers
    • Form Helpers
    • Validation Helpers
    • Templated Helpers
    • Validation in Model
    • Validation in Controller
    • ValidationMessage Helper
  7. Routing
    • ASP.NET Routing
    • Routing in ASP.NET MVC
    • RouteCollectionExtensions Class
    • Default Values for URL Parameters
    • Using a Default Route
    • Home Controller
    • Assigning Parameter Values
    • Controller Code
    • View Code
    • Properties of Routes
    • UrlParameter Optional
    • A Problem with the Route Map
    • Matching URLs to Route
    • Route Debugging Utility
    • Multiple Matches
    • Fixing the Bug
    • Debugging Routes
    • Areas
  8. Unit Testing
    • Test-Drive Development
    • Functional Tests
    • Unit Tests
    • Test Automation
    • Refactoring
    • Regression Testing
    • Unit Testing in ASP.NET MVC
    • Installing UNnit via NuGet
    • A Test Class Library
    • The Model
    • Testing the Model
    • Structure of Unit Tests
    • Assertions
    • Visual Studio Unit Framework
    • Assert Class
    • Assert.AreEqual()
    • CollectionAssert Class
    • StringAssert Class
    • Test Case
    • Test Methods, Class, Runner
    • Ignoring Tests
    • Fixing the Bug
    • Testing Controllers
    • Classes with External Dependencies
    • Dependency Injection
    • Mocking Frameworks
    • Using Moq
    • Models
    • Controller
    • Index View
    • Monthly Payment View
    • Unit Tests
    • Inversion of Control (IoC) Contain
  9. Security
    • Web Security
    • Input Forgery
    • Cross-Site Scripting
    • Entering JavaScript
    • The Attack
    • What Allowed the Attack
    • Blocking the Attack
    • Using Razor
    • Session Hijacking
    • Cross-Site Request Forgery
    • Controller and Model Code
    • View Code
    • Attacker Code
    • The Defense
    • SQL Injection
    • Using the MVC Framework Securely
    • Authorize Attribute
    • ChildActionOnly Attribute
    • RequireHttps Attribute
    • ValidateInput Attribute
  10. Combining ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms
    • Using Web Forms in an MVC Application
    • Linking and Redirecting from Web Forms Pages to MVC Actions
    • Default.aspx
    • Sharing Data between ASP.Net MVC and ASP.NET Web Forms
    • Using Web Form Controls in MVC Views
    • Using MVC in a Web Forms Application
    • Steps to Create Hybrid MVC – Web Forms Application
    • Web Forms MVC Interop in VS 2013
  11. ASP.NET Web API
    • REST
    • Representation, State and Transfer
    • Collections and Elements
    • Specifying a Start Page
    • Implementing PUT Verb
    • Using Fiddler
    • Composing a Request
    • ASP.NET MVC and We API
    • Route Registration
    • HTTP Response Codes
    • POST Response Code
    • HttpResponseException
    • Web API Clients
    • HttpClient
    • Initializing HttpClient
    • Issuing a GET Request
    • Issuing a POST Request
    • Performing CRUD Operations
    • Book Repository
    • BooksController
    • View
    • Exercise the Server Using Fiddler
    • Client Code: Book Class, Program Class
    • ShowBooks()
    • AddBooks()
    • Update and Delete
  12. Deployment on Windows Azure
    • What is Windows Azure?
    • A Windows Azure Testbed
    • Publish to Azure
    • Import Publish Settings
    • Manage Azure Subscriptions
    • Sign into Windows Azure
    • Download Subscripion File
    • New Publish Settings
    • Create a Site on Windows Azure
    • Publish
    • Web Deployment Completed
    • Modifying a Web Application
    • Publish to a New Site
    • Deploy to Original Site
    • Publish Preview