Rebuilding in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 2

UPDATE: Links to the MVC site on the URL are no longer active, now that the site is live at

Just updated with a new version.

I added two main features:

RSS (accessible at  

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.

Next on my list are:

  • Details in the left bar for categories and items
  • The about section
  • Comments
  • The Admin section

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Written by Imar Spaanjaars
Date Posted 03/10/2010 23:09


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