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ASP.NET MVC 2 in Action by Matthew Hinze, Eric Hexter, Jimmy Bogard, Ben Scheirman, Jeffrey Palermo

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Chapter 5. Consuming third-party components

This chapter covers

  • Learning the basic MvcContrib Grid
  • Advanced MvcContrib Grid techniques
  • Uploading files with SlickUpload

The ASP.NET MVC Framework provides a lot of control over rendering HTML out of the box, but that comes at a cost. The HTML helpers are basic and provide simple user interface elements, leaving it up to you to handcraft nice UIs using HTML and CSS. Although that’s a great option for an experienced web designer, most developers find relying on a third-party component to be much more productive. Doing so allows you to develop your application rather than spend lots of time on UI infrastructure.

This chapter will demonstrate two third-party components that offer different styles ...

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