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ASP.NET 4 24-Hour Trainer by Toi B. Wright

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Chapter 7B. Your First ASP.NET MVC Web Application

In this lesson you learn how to develop your first web application using the ASP.NET MVC framework. I also introduce the folder structure that is required when using the MVC framework and explain the components of a page.

THE SAMPLE ASP.NET MVC APPLICATION

To create the sample ASP.NET MVC application, follow these steps:

  1. Select New Project from the File menu.

  2. Select the ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application template.

  3. Click the OK button (see Figure 7B-1).

    FIGURE 7B-1

    Figure 7B.1. FIGURE 7B-1

When you use the ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application template, Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express automatically creates a complete sample web application. Select Start Debugging from the Debug menu or press the F5 key to start the sample application.

The default for MVC is to run in debug mode. Nevertheless, the first time you run the sample web application you may receive the Debugging Not Enabled dialog box shown in Figure 7B-2. If you do, click the OK button to enable debugging.

FIGURE 7B-2

Figure 7B.2. FIGURE 7B-2

Figure 7B-3 shows the Home page of the sample application.

FIGURE 7B-3

Figure 7B.3. FIGURE 7B-3

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