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MVC 3 Beta Razor

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

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MVC3 Beta Razor Views - not partial classes


Why are Razor views not generated as partial classes? Making them partial classes gives us the option to have a code behind where we can do some of the stuff we're forced to do in the template itself in the code behind file.

Yes, I know the standard "go-to" thing is Html helper but I don't want to use Html helpers for these things as they are too specific to the view in question and besides, having a clutter of extension methods is just not the way to go.

I'd like to see Razor views generated as partial classes.

MVC3 beta Razor View Base class/inheritance issues


There seem to be a few issues in the way Razor views are designed and the code generated

1. Descendants of WebViewPage are forced to override Execute() (since it is abstract) but that method is never called. Why?

2. The virtual method ConfigurePage is never called in descendants that override this method.

3. CreatePageFromVirtualPath is no longer virtual. This was the one method that gave us access to the Layout Page (Master Page) instance. Now we no longer have this access. Why was this done?

How can one get access to the instance of a Layout page?

Razor View Engine problem in Preview corrected in Beta?



On my projects I am using Razor View engine and I need to define custom Partial folders:

      // Define default view engine
      ViewEngines.Engines.Add(new CshtmlViewEngine());
      ViewEngines.Engines.Add(new WebFormViewEngine());

      // Define Razor view engine
      CshtmlViewEngine razor = (CshtmlViewEngine)ViewEngines.Engines[0];

      // Register partial views folders                
      razor.PartialViewLocationFormats = razor.PartialViewLocationFormats.Concat(new String[] { "~/Views/Partial/{0}.cshtml" }).ToArray();
      razor.AreaPartialViewLocationFormats = razor.AreaPartialViewLocationFormats.Concat(new String[] { "~/Areas/{1}/Views/Partial/{0}.cshtml" }).ToArray();

I had this because there was a problem in MVC 3 Preview. Was it corrected?

How should I register the Partial Views in MVC 3 Beta?

Thank You,


ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Web Development Beta 2 Overview

Many exciting changes for ASP.NET are coming in the .NET Framework version 4. This document gives an overview of many of the new features that are included in the Beta 2 release of the .NET Framework 4 and of Visual Studio 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

This is a big deal. This isn't ".NET 3.6" - there are a lot of improvements of .NET 4, and it's not just "pile on a bunch of features so you get overwhelmed." I've been working with and talking to many of the teams involved and even though it's a cheesy thing to say, this is a really customer-focused release.

ASP 4 - Whirlwind Tour around .NET 4 (and Visual Studio 2010) Beta 1

There's a lot of stuff that's new and added in .NET 4, but not in that "overwhelming-I-need-to-relearn-everything" way. More in that, "oh, this is way easier/simpler now" way. Like, moving data around with ADO.NET DataServices is easy, binding with client templates is easy, there's F# if you need it, the "dynamic" keyword if you need it, Silverlight's already installed, oh, and the parallel stuff will freak you out, but in a good way.

Sending a File Using Email Helper in WebPages/Razor


Note: This is particularly with respect to Email Helper in WebPages/Razor. Please don't post links using System.Net.Mail object.

Following this tutorial: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/tutorials/9-adding-email-to-your-website

Under "Sending a File Using Email" section what exactly is the code trying to do.

1: The SendFile.cshtml does not have any option to select file.

2: ProcessFile.cshtml is running fine. I am getting the email but no attachement.

I tried changing fileAttachment input to type="file" but not file is being sent to my email. I just get the message send in body.

Question: How exactly this file attachment works using Email Helper in WebPages.

How to configure IIS 7.0 for ASP.NET Web Pages Razor


I'm working on a blog framework using ASP.NET Web Pages with Razor Syntax and I'm having some trouble with URL rewrites. My server is a Windows Server 2008, which runs IIS 7.0. WebMatrix is already installed on the server and .cshtml pages runs without problems, as long as they are named "index.cshtml" I don't have to supply the extension.

What does not work, is when I have URLs that does not correspond to physical files, e.g. website/post/why where the only physical file I have is post.cshtml. With IIS Express, the post.cshtml file is execute but on IIS 7.0 I get a 404 error.

Should I install the URL Rewrite for IIS 7.0? What configuration changes is required?

Service Station: Developing .NET Web Services with Beta 2


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.NET Migration Case Study: Using ASP.NET to Build the beta.visualstudio.net Web Site


When the Web site used to collect customer feedback about the Visual Studio .NET beta needed an update, the Visual Studio team saw a good opportunity to implement, deploy, and showcase a real-world site using .NET technologies. This article covers the migration of the Web site, beta.visualstudio.net, from components written in Visual Basic 6.0 and ASP hosted on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 to ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. The choices of technologies to be incorporated, along with issues such as validation, security, and authentication, are all discussed. Both existing components and the new components written in JScript and ASP.NET that were used to migrate the site are also explained.

Jay Schmelzer

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Razor and Visual Studio Intellisense



I am using VS 2010 with MVC3 and Razor view engine but on the views when I write @... I never have intellisense.

Do I need to do something?



Using Dynamic Property inside Html Helper with Razor fires an error



I have the following with Razor:

@Html.GoogleAjax(View.GoogleAjaxKey, new String[,] { { "jquery", "1.4.2" } })

And the I get a strange error:

  'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper<object>' has no applicable method named 'GoogleAjax' but appears to have an extension method by that name. Extension methods cannot be dynamically dispatched. Consider casting the dynamic arguments or calling the extension method without the extension method syntax.

What is strange is that it works fine using:

@Html.GoogleAjax("123", new String[,] { { "jquery", "1.4.2" } })

I tried the following code line:


And the key is displayed just fine so the problem is how I use the value of @View.GoogleAjaxKey into Html.GoogleAjax.

Do I need to change something on my Html Helper? Here it is:

    public static MvcHtmlString GoogleAjax(this HtmlHelper helper, String key, String[,] libraries) {


Encoding Problems in Razor



On my projects I am using SquisIt Framework and I have the following on page head:


      .Render("~/Styles/FlyOnDreams.FlyOnPages.Core.min.css")) %>

This is working. However when I use Razor view engine I am using the following:


Razor and ResolveUrl



I have the following:

<script type="text/javascript">
  var root = '<%=ResolveUrl("~/")%>';  

And I am trying to do the same with Razor:

  <script type="text/javascript">
    var root = '@ResolveUrl("~/")';  

But I keep having the error:

Compiler Error Message: CS0103: The name 'ResolveUrl' does not exist in the current context

What am I doing wrong?



<script type="text/javascript">

Razor View Engine and Add Namespace in Web.Config Problem



I am working on a MVC project with Razor view engine and I have the following:


This only works if I have on the same view the following:

  @using SquishIt.Framework;

However, on my Web.Config I have the following:


      <!-- Namespaces -->
        <add namespace="System"/>
        <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc"/>
        <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Ajax"/>
        <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Html"/>
        <add namespace="System.Web.Routing"/>
        <add namespace="Microsoft.Web.Mvc"/>
        <add namespace="SquishIt.Framework"/>


So if "SquishIt.Framework" namespace is added on Web.Config why do I need to have the @using on the view?

ASP.NET MVC3 Areas and Razor views produce errors?


The view at '~/Areas/SomeArea/Views/List/Index.cshtml' must derive from ViewPage, ViewPage, ViewUserControl, or ViewUserControl.

The project structure is pretty much default. There is one area called SomeArea. It has a single controller called List. It does nothing except:

public ActionResult Index()
    return View("~/Areas/SomeArea/Views/List/Index.cshtml");

The view looks like:

@inherits System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage<dynamic>
    View.Title = "Index";
    LayoutPage = "~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml";


I have tried emptying the entire file part by part and nothing seems to help. If I create a controller and view outside the area it works just fine. If I create an aspx view it works fine as well. Is it possible the default razor view engine doesn't support areas at this time?

The areas are registered too.

public static void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes)
        "Default", // Route name
        "{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with parameters
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