Duration: 16 minutes
Summary: In this video, we continue our MVC 3 sample application by adding a model. Remember that a model is key to MVC applications. You need to spend a good amount of time making sure that your model is sound and a good representation of the problem at hand. In this case, we will create a model class that represents the visitor to our site. We will have first name, last name, age, and whether the user will sign up for your magazine. We create the model by right-clicking on the Model folder and adding the class. We populate the class by the properties mentioned above. Then we create a link on the index page to an action method. This action method will render a strongly typed view based on that model (we create the view by right-clicking inside the action method and adding a view like we have seen before. The difference in this case is that it is a strongly typed view). In the next video, we will change the html to load the data from the model.
Methodology of the development of example: Good coding standard and simplified design to illustrate the key points.
Technology Used: ASP.NET MVC 3 and Visual Studio 2010
Keyword: ASP.NET 4, MVC 3, Visual Studio 2010, Model, View, Controller, Scaffolding, Routing, Html, ActionLink, Action method, Razor engine.