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Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework by Steven Sanderson

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Chapter 2. Your First ASP.NET MVC Application

The best way to appreciate a software development framework is to jump right in and use it. In this chapter, you'll create a simple data entry application using ASP.NET MVC 2.

Note

In this chapter, the pace is deliberately slow. For example, you'll be given step-by-step instructions on how to complete even small tasks such as adding new files to your project. Subsequent chapters will assume greater familiarity with C# and Visual Studio.

Preparing Your Workstation

Before you can write any ASP.NET MVC 2 code, you need to install the relevant development tools on your workstation. To build an ASP.NET MVC 2 application, you need either of the following:[6]

  • Visual Studio 2010 (any edition) or the free Visual ...

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