SampleMvcWebApp is a ASP.NET MVC5 web site designed to show number of useful methods for building enterprise grade web applications using ASP.NET MVC5 and Entity Framework 6. The code for this sample MVC web application, and the associated GenericServices Framework are both an open source project by Jon Smith under the MIT licence.
The GenericService Framework is available on GitHub and soon via NuGet (when the release is stable).
GenericServices is now available on NuGet. See NuGet Package Page for more details.
An additinal, more complex example is now available. Visit Complex.SampleMvcWebApp to see more.
The specific features in the code in this example are:
1. Simple, but robust database services
Database accesses are normally a big part of enterprise systems build with APS.NET MVC. However, my experience is that creating these services in a robust and comprehensive form can lead to a lot of repetative code that does the same thing, but for different data. My aim has been to produce a generic framework that handles most of the cases, and is easily extensible when special handling is required. Examples of there use on this web site are:
- See normal, synchronous access using a DTO for shaping in the Posts Controller
- See new EF6 async access using a DTO for shaping in the PostsAsync Controller
- See normal, synchronous access directly via data class in the Tags Controller
- See new EF6 async access directly via data class in the TagsAsync Controller
1. Use of Dependency Injection
The GenericService framework is designed specifically to work with Dependency Injection (DI). DI is used throughout this web site, but specific examples are:
- Inserting the required services into a controller by action parameter injection.
- DI is also used for creating the GenericService etc. See Code Explanation for more information.
Note that the SampleMvcWebApp uses AutoFac dependency injection framework, but the framework allows you to replace AutoFac with your own favourite DI tool.