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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 21. Organization with areas

This chapter covers

  • Organizing large applications with areas
  • Creating links between areas
  • Managing global, area-agnostic content
  • Managing links and URLs

As ASP.NET MVC websites become larger and more complex, the number of controllers inevitably grows. With a large number of controllers, we start to notice many controllers that might logically belong together as a group. We might have administration sections of our application, product catalog sections, customer care sections, shopping cart and ordering sections, and so on. Each of these application areas will likely share nothing more than perhaps a common logon widget or a master page, but each application area probably has quite a lot of functionality ...

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