MVC Module Project Overview
Overview of an MVC Module Project
After creating your MVC module project from a template, the following project structure is scaffolded in your Visual Studio project:
- Models, Views, Controllers folders and sample code
- Components folder with skeleton module business controller and DAL class
- Sample module packaging files: DNN manifest file, release notes and license text, and SQL scripts for installation and uninstallation
- MSBuild module packaging process to build the .zip executable file
Initial Project Code from Template
After creating the module and building the package, go toto install the package. After installation, you can add the module to a page for testing. The initial code created by the template should look like this:
Whether you use the DNN 8 MVC template or a similar MVC template, the generated code produces a fully functioning application that allows you to add items to a list. The default view is the item list. Each model data or item consists of a title, content description, and user. The template generates the MVC controllers, views, and model entities, as well as a data controller class. If your module will perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) data operations, you can customize this code. Otherwise, you can remove what you don't need.
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