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ASP.NET MVC 4 is the fourth major version of the ASP.NET Model-View-Controller platform for web applications.

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Is there currently anything wrong with my custom authentication and authorization?

I have my reasons not to use the ASP.NET membership. Though this causes me some issues. I read about a thousand articles on ASP.NET MVC custom authentication and I've found that almost all of them are ...
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Safe DbContext Disposal

I have a service class called ClientService, the service class is called using an interface IClientService. The service class ...
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Confusion over using generics in MVC project

Consider the following: Remote service accepts SecondAction=Search and SecondAction=Update. For ...
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Refactor MVC project's classes and methods

I'm learning C# as a web developer rather than a C# developer learning web development. I've gotten the hang of creating models and controllers (or so I think) for a web project, and I've read some ...
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Using readonly input fields to persist data between views

I'm building a multi-screen Ajax form in an ASP.NET MVC solution. The first screen displays some user details. If the user clicks 'edit', they are taken to the next screen where they can edit the ...
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Post Service Class

I have one entity that depends on another however in my API service class I would like to just deal with the dependent entity. Am I doing this correctly and is there a better way to go about this? ...
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Configure AspNet.Identity to allow for either username OR email address on login

I am wondering if there is a more efficient route to take here. Using AspNet.Identity I would like to allow the user to sign in to the same text box using either ...
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Admin class for monitoring blog users

I have an admin class that controls when a user logs in and creates a new blog post. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to improve this class. Is there any way to reduce the code? Is there ...
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Knowing who is the user in every request (in every action and every view)

First: I have many model classes that are mapped from/to tables using EF. Two of them are User and UserCookie, which are stored ...
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Extending the MVC Routecollection

I'm currently developping an MVC framework on which I will be writing my websites. This is done through the usage of a starter kit. In standard MVC, your routes are registered like the following: ...
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Updating Related Data the MVC/EF Way

I have an ASP.NET MVC Controller, the relevant parts of which appear here: ...
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ASP.NET MVC return early from an action that returns a model

Consider the following code segment written by a coworker of mine: ...
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FormBuilder Code Make More Genereic

I want to construct a form builder for an internal project in mvc4. I am using partial views to load the various controls. However I feel that having ten or 20 action-results in my HomeController ...
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Multiple loops versus multiple stringbuilders

I've come across the following piece of code in a Razor view ...
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PreWarmCache for MVC Application with Stopwatch Infinite Loop

I used the information from the article "Auto-Start ASP.NET Applications (VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Series)" to create a background task that runs on an infinite loop. Ultimately, this program is going to ...
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Entity Framework with multiple connections open?

I'm learning Entity Framework and I'm wondering if this code is the proper way of doing this. Basically this is my attempt at refactoring a very long controller in ASP.Net MVC 4. I'm using Entity ...
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Where to put hidden fields when displaying entities properties in a table?

Let's say that I have a view, whose purpose is to show a table with some information about a person entity. The view contains a form with an input element that the user can use to add a new person to ...
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Calculating total sales from each member

I am building a new system that is using some tables from an old system. For each user on this new system, I need to go to the old system and total up their sales. Currently it takes between 2-5 ...
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Model Design for MVC4 Applications using Entity Framework Code First

I would like to put the following design to your consideration. This is the pattern I use to follow when I'm building a Model and Data Access Layer for an MVC Application (using Entity Framework 5). ...
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Class to Return Single Integer

I have a class used to return a single integer, but think there is room for improvement. The class should only return a single row every time and if no row is found it might be a good idea to throw an ...
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Customized Template Login

While the MVC4 template provided by Microsoft is useful, I feel there are a few scenarios that should be covered to help out users trying to log in. Allow the user to log in with their email address ...
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Tracking sports statistics

I am designing a new application to track sports statistics with code-first migration. I have the bare minimum POCO setup. The problem is that I am not happy with the design specifically how the ...
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Populate Drop Down List from SQL Database

I am populating a drop down list from my SQL database. List should be able to be displayed with active only, inactive only or both at the same time. OfficeRepository.cs: ...
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Avoiding redundant code in MVC view page

Based on the true condition, I am making some operations. But I want to simplify the below HTML code in a better way. ...
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Accessing server side variables in views and JavaScript

Here is the snippet of my code: /Views/Emp/EditEmp.aspx ...
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How can I simplify these if/else clauses?

I have a few if, else-if, else clauses. The only ...
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Returns Office Details from Database

I am building an Administration web site for the Office details in my database. Right now, I am just trying to display the office details. ...
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Ternary extension method

I created the following HtmlHelper extension method for my Asp.Net MVC Razor views because the ternary syntax sucks when you need to use it intermixed with markup. Is there a better way to write this ...
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Adding viewstate based property and implication in future converstion to MVC in ASP.NET forms project

Supposedly adding another viewstate based property in user control (riddled with similar properties) incur technical debt in future effort to convert projects to MVC (comment made by one of my ...
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What can I do better in this ViewModel Creator?

I'm currently creating a ASP.NET MVC page in C#. I want to hide everything regarding the creation of our "models" and "viewmodels". I have seen much of the fancy stuff regarding Dependency ...
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Code First/Database First Entity Framework MVC [closed]

The following example is taken from the book Pro ASP.NET MVC 4 - Adam Freeman. This book does a good job going over the basics of the MVC framework. In it a ...
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Is this nesting of partial views poor design?

I feel like using this many partial views where a view renders a partial that renders a partial is just digging a hole of poor design, so I'm looking for any suggestions or guidance as to if this is ...
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Building a better Data Access Layer Class

Since I am new to MVC and the Entity Framework, I have been struggling to grasp the concept of creating useful Data and Service layers. I have come across a scenario where I believe my code has become ...
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Inserting using multiple contexts into LocalDB

I've written this ActionResult to model an Order that goes through. I couldn't think of another way to write this without using context ...
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Retrieving statistics about URL clicks

I'm pretty new to ASP/MVC but have had some prior programming experience. I am trying to retrieve statistics about URL clicks - total clicks and unique clicks by IP address. I started with: ...
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Update only modified fields in Entity Framework

I'm working on a website on ASP.NET MVC4 and EF5. I want to ensure that only modified values are updated in the database. I'm using a unit of work pattern and repositories for data work. Here's the ...
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MVC4 Routes, using Default

Should I leave the Default Route in if it's not adding any benefit? I have a RouteConfig.cs file that looks like this: ...
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Reduce spaghetti code in ASP.NET MVC

I just started working with asp.net mvc a few weeks ago, and I'm finding that it can be very easy to write spaghetti code in the controllers. For my first project, I created a very simple view with a ...
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Unit of Work with Repository Pattern MVC 5 & EF 6

I put together a sample of how I am using the Unit of Work & Repository pattern based on my understanding. Can anyone please let me know if I am implementing this the correct way? If I am not, how ...
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Improving MVC 4 DropDownList

I'm currently populating my drop downlists like this... ...
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Using 'dynamic' to save lines

I am pushing an Excel file to the server and then reading it's contents. XLS and XLSX files need to be read differently, but the DLL that I'm using has the EXACT same function calls for both types. If ...
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Need reviews for an authentication system

AccountController Code: ...
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Unit of work, Ninject, Repository and WebAPI implementation

after recently getting a bulk of work done on my WebAPI service layer, I thought I'd post some of my working on here for you guys to tear apart, generally, most of it 'feels' mostly okay, but I know ...
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Entity Framework using Repository Pattern, Unit of Work and Unity - viable approach?

Using a combination provided from this example and this implementation, I'm creating a solution that decouples the UnitOfWork class from the individual ...
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Acceptable Way to Navigate in ASP.NET MVC 4 in SPA-like App

I'm getting back into web development, and I'm creating a mobile-friendly web app. I'm trying to make it SPA-like in the sense that I don't load new pages for each action the user takes. As my ...
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Creating models manually in mvc

I am creating my models manually. I have five tables in my database as follows : 1. Members 2. MemberTypeMasters 3. Payments 4. Relationships 5. StatusMasters ...
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When to use separate DBContext classes?

I know that the DBContext represents a session (Unit-Of-Work and Repository) with the database, however I an unsure as to when I should have a different DBContext. Currently, I have a separate ...
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MVC Layered Project Structure

We are starting a new web project using C# / MVC 4 and Entity Framework 5 for data access. I've decided to go with an n-layered approach for the structure of the project and I would like some feedback ...
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DbSet<T> IncludeAll method

The Problem As an ASP.NET MVC4 developper, I'm using Entity Framework a lot. Considering performance I often use lazy loading for my models. ...