Rebuilding in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 2

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Just updated with a new version.

I added two main features:

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I based the implementation loosely on the following articles:

I am using Entity Framework for my data access but still use some existing stored procedures (mapped in the model) for content lists as RSS. The reason for this is that my security model, where content is mapped to ASP.NET roles, is quite database intensive. The stored procedures from the existing sites work (and return some ad hoc strongly typed entities), but clearly I still have some refactoring to do.

Security (accessible at

This was mostly copying and pasting Controllers, Views and code from a clean, new ASP.NET MVC 2 application. My site and database use a custom provider for services such as Membership, Roles and Profile but fortunately, I could reuse the custom assembly without modification. All I needed to do was add some configuration info to web.config, similar as is done in my article on the Access providers.

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On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:24:23 PM Pat Brown said:
Hi Imar,
I actually am one of the ones who paid for your PDF and Sample Projects for ASP.Net. It was the 2nd one that was done with Projects for each level. I took your basic premise and have designed an online Health Open Enrollment system that will end up being used by like over 50,000 people. I did not implement all of what you did (I did not setup rules in a object layer) but I will tell you it is extremely maintainable and easy find issues and also add functionality quickly. Kudos for your system.
If you decide to do the same for MVC put me on the mailer, or for that matter if you write a book on it I'll buy it site unseen. What I would like to see if concrete solid reasons why to jump to MVC. From what I've seen is a lot it as we say in Texas "All Hat and No Cattle"
On Friday, August 19, 2011 8:22:19 AM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Pat,

No concrete plans yet for anything MVC. I am thinking about an N-Layer series for .NET 4 covering Entity framework 4, repositories and Web Forms and MVC as the front end, but I just don't have the time to get started ;-( It might as well be .NET vNext by then ;-)

Will definitely post on my site when I do have the time to write it.



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