Lightweight and fast .NET web-framework based on MVC and OWIN
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Simplify.Web is a lightweight and fast server-side .NET web-framework based on MVC and OWIN

This project is a continuator of AcspNet web-framework

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.NET (4.5.2) Mono (Latest)
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Main features

  • Based on MVC and MVVM patterns
  • Comes as OWIN middleware
  • Uses switchable IOC container for itself and controllers, views constructor injection (Simplify.DI)
  • Mono-friendly
  • Support async controllers
  • Uses fast templates engine (Simplify.Templates)
  • Supports controllers which can be run on any page
  • Localization-friendly (supports templates, string table and data files localization by default)
  • Mocking-friendly

Getting started

Some examples

Simple static page controller

// Controller will be executed only on HTTP GET request like
public class AboutController : Controller
    public override ControllerResponse Invoke()
        // About.tpl content will be inserted into {MainContent} in Master.tpl
        return new StaticTpl("Static/About", StringTable.PageTitleAbout);

Any page controller with high run priority example

Runs on any request and adds login panel to a pages

// Controller will be executed on any request and will be launched before other controllers (because they have Priority = 0 by default)
public class LoginPanelController : AsyncController
    public override async Task<ControllerResponse> Invoke()
        return Context.Context.Authentication.User == null
            // Data from GuestPanel.tpl will be inserted into {LoginPanel} in Master.tpl
            ? new InlineTpl("LoginPanel", await TemplateFactory.LoadAsync("Shared/LoginPanel/GuestPanel"))
            // Data from LoggedUserPanelView will be inserted into {LoginPanel} in Master.tpl
            : new InlineTpl("LoginPanel", await GetView<LoggedUserPanelView>().Get(Context.Context.Authentication.User.Identity.Name));

View example

public class LoggedUserPanelView : View
    public async Task<ITemplate> Get(string userName)
        // Loading template from LoggedUserPanel.tpl asynchronously
        var tpl = await TemplateFactory.LoadAsync("Shared/LoginPanel/LoggedUserPanel");

        // Setting userName into {UserName} variable in LoggedUserPanel.tpl
        tpl.Add("UserName", userName);

        return tpl;

Templates example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<div class="container">
    Welcome to about page!

Detailed documentation