Learning Web Matrix - Part 1

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Transcript Learning Web Matrix - Part 1

Learning WebMatrix: Part 1 of 3 Akber Alwani http://twitter.com/epdotnet

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Part 1 What is WebMatrix?

Razor Syntax Database Access WebGrid Part 2 Layouts Helpers Themes, Package Manager, Facebook and more Membership Routing Part 3 Building Helpers WebMatrix and OSS Web Apps Publishing your website or web app How to “grow up” to Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET MVC

Introducing WebMatrix

Create Customize Publish

Introducing WebMatrix

Web Server Database Development Tool

What it actually consists of

Templates Web App Gallery Programming Framework: ASP.NET/PHP Web Server: IIS Express Database: SQL Server Compact/MySQL http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=205867

Who is WebMatrix for?

I <3 Web Apps. I just need a tool that makes them easier to configure, customize and publish them I want to build web sites myself with an easy to learn tool and framework I’m a professional software developer and I build complex, large scale web sites with a team of developers

Web PI

Package installs



Introducing Razor

The easiest way to code websites Easy to mix HTML and Code Lots of useful Helpers

Razor is a cut above the rest

Web Forms (6 markup transitions): PHP (2 markup transitions & an echo): Razor (2 markup transitions):


    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {


  • <%



  • <%



    for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++) {



  • $i
  • "); }


    @ for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
  • @


  • }

Move from code to markup easily with Razor Option 1: HTML Block Option 2: Text Block Option 3: Single line of output in markup @{ var name = “John Doe”;

Your name: @name
} @{ var name = “John Doe”; Your name: @name } @{ var name = “John Doe”; @: Your name: @name }

Commenting in Razor

Option 1: Markup Option 2: Code Option 3: Both @*

Hello World
*@ @{ //var name = "John Doe”; //@name } @* @{ var name = "John Doe"; @name } *@




SQL Compact Edition File-based, so it’s portable. Runs without a server.

Easy to design, easy to code against Designing Coding @{ var db = Database.Open("ArtGallery"); var product = db.Query("SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS); }



Display your data easily with WebGrid Displays your data quickly and easily Lots of options to customize layout, appearance, paging etc.

@{ var db = Database.Open("ArtGallery"); var data = db.Query("SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS); }

@{ var db = Database.Open("ArtGallery"); var data = db.Query("SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS);
) )
} source: data, defaultSort: "Name", rowsPerPage: 3 );



Part 1 Summary

What is WebMatrix?

Razor Syntax Database Access WebGrid