Basically, ASP.NET MVC is a web development framework which is provided by Microsoft. This framework is very easy to use in web application development. If you know about ASP.NET web forms then it is good for you to learn ASP.NET MVC framework but if you don’t have knowledge about ASP.NET web forms then there is no need to worry. Because it is completely alternative and advanced technology in web development.
Before going to next, I want to clear some common questions about ASP.NET MVC. After reading that question’s answers, I am sure you will say ASP.NET MVC is awesome.
So, let’s start!
What is MVC?
MVC stands for Model, View, and Controller. It is a design pattern or standard architectural pattern to develop a web application. This design pattern separates the web application into three different major parts such as Model, View, and Controller.
It’s a business layer or contains a business logic.
A set of classes that describes the data and manipulate the data with business logic.
It’s a Presentation layer or displays application’s User Interface.
It’s a logic layer or handles user input.
A set of classes that are responsible for the logic behind the input and response.
Later we will discuss each part in detail…!
Basically, a term “Separation of Concerns” is used in MVC application. It means the data of the application just depends on the Model Layer, presentation of application just depends on the views layer and Logic behind the input and response depends on Controller layer.
Why we use ASP.NET MVC?
There are lots of reasons behind the using of the ASP.NET MVC framework but we discuss here some of them. When you are developing a web application using ASP.NET MVC then:-
- You are not bound by your application views, you can use your own view engine.
- You can divide your complex application into different parts.
- Separation of Concerns is the key part of your web application.
- There is no way to page load or file load, so your application would be light weighted.
- You have full control over the rendered HTML.
- It does not use server forms.
- It does not use View State.
- It gives you better support for test-driven
What are the core Features of ASP.NET MVC?
There are the following the features of the ASP.NET MVC:-
- Separation of Application tasks into three major parts such as Data layer, Business layer, and Presentation layer.
- Support for test driven development.
- Support for ASP.NET Routing.
- Support for data annotation attributes for validation.
- Support for ASP.NET MVC CRUD implementation using Scaffold technique.
- Support for third party authentication.
- Support for Database Migration.
- Support for ASP.NET web API.
What are the differences between asp.net MVC and asp.net web forms?
There are following some differences between asp.net MVC and asp.net web forms.
- The web form has view state but asp.net MVC does not.
- The web form is not easily testable but in ASP.NET MVC testability is the key feature of it.
- The web form is file based, but asp.net MVC is not.
- The web form is good for small size applications with the small size of the team, but asp.net MVC is for large-scale application where different teams can work together.
- In asp.net web form every page has its own controller but in asp.net MVC a common controller for all pages.
- In asp.net web form separation of concern technique is not used but in asp.net MVC separation of concern is the key feature of MVC.