ASP.NET MVC 4 – What More It Brings To You?

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If you’re associated with ASP.NET application development, then you might be knowing that ASP.MVC (Model View Controller) framework is intended to help web developers create applications that can easily be accessed over the URLs like RESTFul services. It clearly separates the application layers into Views, Models and Controllers. MVC4

Over the past few years, ASP.NET developers have been working with a complicated ASP.NET MVC 3 based solutions. Utilizing the entire ASP.Netstack, a hybrid application, combination of desktop & mobile experience and a huge amount of Javascript is something that most of the developers were playing till the launch of ASP.NET MVC 4.

ASP.NET MVC 4 is the generation-next version of Microsoft’s most popular Model View Controller framework. ASP.NET MVC 4 is a framework that helps ASP.NET developers build scalable, powerful and standard-based web applications with the help of powerful and effective design patterns and the charm of ASP.NET and the .NET framework. However, it’s more known for its out-of-the-box features or enhancement it has brought with it. In this article, we’re going to see some of the most fascinating features that ASP.NET MVC 4 brings for the developers.

All new project templates

You can find a couple of new templates added to the ASP.NET MVC framework version 4 named as Web API template and mobile application template. However, you can find another template called Single Page Application (SPA) template, but it has been removed during the RTM.

Web API Templates – Such templates are used to create HTTP services, which can be accessed directly by a wide range of clients from tablets, and smartphones to the conventional PC browsers. It further helps developers to implement RESTFul architecture in an MVC application.

On the other hand, mobile application template is more suitable for the mobile specific applications developed by the companies. It will support developing the pure mobile ASP.NET MVC web applications on the go.

Rich mobile development support

ASP.NET MVC 4 introduces many features addressing mobile-based application development, which is so called hybrid design that utilizes HTML and CSS with the mobile browser. It eliminates the need of having a hardcore Java, Objective C, C++ and so on.

Bundling and minification

Developers can now leverage from a built-in bundling and minification support.

Bundling is nothing but a process of bundling a bunch of JavaScript or CSS files together in order to minimize the number of request made to the server.

Minification is a simple content optimization technique that is used in conjunction with JavaScript and CSS files. It helps you reduce the overall size of the source by removing unwanted comments, spaces, new lines and more.

Inclusion of open source libraries

With the successor of convention ASP.NET MVC 3, you can now leverage from a wide range of open source libraries. JSON.Net and DotNetOpenAuth are included within the sources.

Display modes

It enables the developers to have different sets of views for each and every device and load them based on the person accessing the web application. This becomes crucial when there is a requirement to change the view, content, control look or the operations that are different from a device to device.

Apart from all these, it also provides support for Async controller actions, real time communication and more. What’s your take on ASP.NET MVC 4? Do you want to leverage from professional ASP.NET MVC development? Get in touch with us now…!

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