In this article I will provide a short Hello World Tutorial using a small Sample Program example on how to use and develop applications in ASP.Net MVC 5 for the first time.
This article makes use of Visual Studio 2013 for developing the ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example.
 
 
Creating a new ASP.Net MVC 5 Project
Let’s get started with creating your first ASP.Net MVC 5 Project.
1. Open Visual Studio and from Start section click on New Project.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
2. From the New Project Dialog window, select ASP.Net Web Application option. Then you need to set a suitable Name for your project and also you can set its Location where you want to create the Project.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
3. From the new ASP.Net Project Dialog, select Empty Template and make sure the MVC CheckBox is checked as shown below.
For this sample, you can uncheck the Microsoft Azure’s “Host in the cloud” option.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
4. Your first Hello World MVC Project is now ready and you should see the following folders and files in your Solution Explorer window.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
 
Adding Controller to the ASP.Net MVC 5 Project
1. Inside the Solution Explorer window, Right Click on the Controllers folder and then click on Add and then Controller option of the Context Menu.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
2. From the Add Scaffold Dialog window, select the “MVC5 Controller – Empty” option and click Add button.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
3. You will now be asked to provide a suitable Name to the new Controller.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
Once you click add, the following Controller is created. The default Action is “Index”.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
 

Adding View associated with the Controller to the ASP.Net MVC 5 Project
1. Now you will need to Right Click inside the Controller class and click on the Add View option in order to create a View for the Controller.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
2. You will need to provide a suitable Name to the View. This article does not use Layout Page and hence the “Use a layout page” CheckBox needs to be kept unchecked.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
Once you click Add, the following View is created.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
 
Configuring the Routes
The last important part is to configure the Routes in the RouteConfig.cs file.
1. Open the RouteConfig.cs class from the Solution Explorer window.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
2. You will need to make sure that the Controller property is set to “Home” i.e. the Name of the Controller while the Action property is set to “Index” i.e. the Name of the Action method.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
3. Now press F5 to run the Application and you should see a blank page in browser.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
 
Displaying a Message from Controller to View in ASP.Net MVC 5 Project
1. Inside the HomeController’s Index method, a ViewBag property named “Message” is set.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
2. The ViewBag property is displayed in the View named “Index” as shown below.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
3. Now press F5 to run the application and you should see a message displayed on page in browser.
ASP.Net MVC Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example
 
 
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