ASP.NET MVC Using C# – 3 Days

Course Description

This four-day ASP.NET MVC Using C# course is designed to provide a sound introduction to the .NET Framework for programmers who already know the C# language and the fundamentals of Windows Forms. It is current to Visual Studio 2017, which now includes support for cross-platform development using .NET Core. The course focuses on core portions of the .NET Framework that are common across many application areas. Separate courses are available in specific areas, such as ADO.NET, XML Programming, Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communications Framework and ASP.NET.

Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a complete restructuring of Microsoft’s whole system infrastructure and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications on Microsoft platforms. Part of .NET is a major new object-oriented programming language, C#. But learning the new programming language is only part of the challenge. The much greater challenge is learning the .NET Framework and all its capabilities.

The course starts with an introduction to the architecture and key concepts of .NET. It then discusses class libraries, assemblies, versioning, configuration, and deployment, which constitute a major advance in the simplicity and robustness of deploying Windows applications, ending the notorious “DLL hell.” The next four chapters discuss important topics in the .NET programming model, including metadata, reflection, I/O, and serialization. Chapter 6 continues the discussion of the .NET programming model, covering memory management, asynchronous programming and application domains. Next comes a chapter on threading, which includes an introduction to the Task Parallel Library (TPL).

.NET Security, which was simplified in .NET 4.0, is introduced, including both code access security and role-based security. The next chapter covers interoperability of .NET with COM and with Win32 applications. The course includes an introduction to database programming using ADO.NET and LINQ. Finally, the .NET Framework diagnostic facilities are discussed in depth. An appendix covers .NET Remoting.

The course is practical, with many examples and a case study. The goal is to equip you to begin building significant applications using the .NET Framework. The student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain an understanding of the philosophy and architecture of WPF
  • Create Windows applications using the classes provided by WPF
  • Understand the principles of XAML and create applications using a combination of code and XAML
  • Use the layout features of WPF to create flexible and attractive user interfaces
  • Implement event and command-driven applications with windows, menus, dialogs, toolbars, and other common user interface features
  • Use more advanced features of WPF such as dependency properties, routed events, logical resources, styles, templates, and data binding
  • Access databases using Visual Studio 2017 and the Entity Framework 6
  • Learn how to interoperate between WPF and Windows Forms


The student should have a good working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework. Basic knowledge of ASP.NET and HTML is also required.


1.      Introduction to ASP.NET MVC

Review of ASP.NET Web Forms

Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Forms

Model-View-Controller Pattern


Advantages and Disadvantages of ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing


2.      Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC

Installing ASP.NET MVC

Using Visual Studio

Hello World for ASP.NET MVC

Rendering Views

Razor View Engine

Dynamic Output


3.      ASP.NET MVC Architecture

The Controller in ASP.NET MVC

The View in ASP.NET MVC

The Model in ASP.NET MVC

Helper Methods for HTML

Form Submission

Model Binding

Input Validation


4.  The Model

Microsoft Technologies for the Model



ADO.NET Entity Framework 6

CRUD Operations

NuGet Package Manager


5.      The Controller

IController Interface

Controller Base Class


Retrieving Data from a Request

Action Results

Action Attributes


Asynchronous Controllers


6.      The View

View Responsibility

Using ViewBag

Using Dynamic Objects

Html Helpers

Validation Attributes


7.      Routing

Routing in ASP.NET MVC

Properties of Routes

Parameters in Routing

Registering Routes

Debugging Routes



8.      Unit Testing

Test-Driven Development

Test Automation


Visual Studio Unit Test Framework

Test Cases

Test Classes

Test Runners

Testing ASP.NET MVC Applications

Dependency Injection

Mocking Frameworks

Inversion of Control Containers


9.      Security

Input Forgery

Cross-Site Scripting

Session Hijacking

Cross-site Request Forgery

SQL Injection

Using the MVC Framework Securely


10. Combining ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms

Using Web Forms in an MVC Application

Using MVC in a Web Forms Application




Representational State Transfer

REST and Web API

HTTP Services Using Web API

Using Fiddler

ASP.NET Web API Clients

CRUD Operations


12. ASP.NET and Azure

What Is Windows Azure?

A Windows Azure Testbed

Deploying an Application to Azure

Updating an Application on Azure


Appendix A. Learning Resources

 Appendix B. Deployment in IIS 7.5

 IIS 7.5

MVC with IIS 7.5

XCOPY Deployment

 System Requirements

Required software is Visual Studio 2017, which includes LocalDB, a lightweight version of SQL Server 2016 Express. The free Visual Studio Community 2017 may be used. The operating system should be Windows 7SP1 or more recent.  Several free tools are also used. These can all be downloaded from the Web. The last chapter requires a connection to the Internet, and a Windows Azure account (a free trial account is available from Microsoft). See the course Setup Notes for details.

A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 2 GHz or equivalent CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.

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