mvc 3.0 razor
Mar 13, 2011

Quick View of ASP.NET MVC 3 Razor View Engine

ASP.NET MVC 3 introdues a new view-engine option called “Razor” which enables you to quickly integrate server code into your HTML markup with a minimum of keystrokes. Unlike most template syntaxes, you do not need to interrupt your coding to explicitly denote server blocks within your HTML. This enables a really compact and expressive syntax which is clean, fast and fun to type. Here are the quick view related to Razor view-engine in MVC 3.0.

File Extension .cshtml for c# and vbhtml for
_(underscore) Files that cannot be shown by direct requests (master pages, partial views etc) have underscore (_) prefix in their names. e.g. _Layout.cshtml
@ start of a server side code block. It doesn’t require you to explicitly close the code-block. (short-hand of <%= %>)
@{ code } (Multi-line Statements) add multiple lines of server side code by wrapping it within a @{ code } block.
@( ) (Multi-Token Statements) enables a code block to have multiple tokens
@: to explicitly indicate the start of content in the line
<text> to render multi-line content blocks
layout page master page is recognized in MVC
Layout <file> layout we want to use within a ASP.NET MVC
@* comment *@ To define server side comment (like <%– –%>) )
@RenderBody used in layout where we want the views based on this layout to “fill in” specific body content for a requested URL.
@RenderSection define two sections within our layout that the view templates within our site can optionally choose to fill-in
@section { } To define section
@model <StrongModelType> define strongly-typed models
@ViewBag.<myData> New Dynamic Controller property, It internally stores the property name/value pairs within the ViewData dictionary. It is used to pass Data Between a Controller and a View
@tempdata To pass State Between Action Methods
Standard HTML Helpers(not a complete list)

* Html.ActionLink()
* Html.BeginForm()
* Html.CheckBox()
* Html.DropDownList()
* Html.EndForm()
* Html.Hidden()
* Html.ListBox()
* Html.Password()
* Html.RadioButton()
* Html.TextArea()
* Html.TextBox()

Other Helpers Chart,
WebMail, etc.

Enjoy ASP.NET MVC !!!


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