ASP.NET MVC is Microsoft’s open – source software. Its web development framework combines the features of the architecture of MVC (Model-View-Controller), the latest ideas and techniques from Agile development and the best parts of the existing ASP.NET platform.

This tutorial is designed for all developers who want to use ASP.NET MVC to develop the best applications. The tutorial offers a practical approach to the subject with step – by – step program examples that will help you learn and implement the acquired knowledge.

After you have completed this tutorial, you will have a better understanding of Windows apps and learn what you can do with the XAML and C # application.

To benefit from this tutorial, you need to be familiar with Windows programming. The basics of C# also need to be known.

Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC isn’t something that ‘s ground zero. It is a complete alternative to traditional web forms from ASP.NET. It is built on top of ASP.NET, so that developers enjoy almost all of the ASP.NET functions while building the MVC app.


Microsoft has decided to create its own web application development MVC framework. The MVC framework is merely based on ASP.NET. When you build a web application with ASP.NET MVC, there are no state illusions, there is no page load, no page lifecycle, etc.

Another design objective for ASP.NET MVC should be extendable in all aspects of the framework. Therefore, when we talk about views, views must be given by a certain type of viewing engine. The default view engine can still take an ASPX file. However, if you don’t like to use ASPX files, you can use something else and connect your own view engine.

In the MVC framework, there is a component that will install your controllers. You may not like the way your controller is installed by the MVC framework, you may want to handle it yourself. There are therefore plenty of places in MVC where you can inject your own customized logic for tasks.

The whole idea behind using the design pattern of the model view controller is that you keep a separation of concerns. Your controller no longer has a lot of links to the ASP.NET runtime or to the ASPX page, which is very difficult to test. You now have a class with regular methods that you can use in unit tests to find out if the controller will behave properly.

ASP.NET MVC benefits

The advantages of ASP.NET MVC are as follows

  • It makes managing complexity easier by dividing an application into the model, view and controller.
  • Allows complete control of the rendered HTML and cleanly separates concerns.
  • Direct HTML control also means greater accessibility to comply with evolving web standards.
  • It makes it easier to add more interactivity and responsiveness to existing applications.
  • Enhances test – driven development support (TDD).
  • Works well for web applications supported by large teams of developers and for web designers who require a high degree of control over the application behavior.