In order to create MVC5 projects you must first install Visual Studio
so that it can validate HTML5 code, can edit SQL Server databases,
and has templates for MVC5.
The required installation is outlined in
The normal sequence in developing an MVC application is
Creating an MVC5 Application using the Code First approach
Creating Model classes to match the proposed database
Annotating the classes to include full client side data validation
Creating relationships between the classes
Configure the project to use an SQL Server LocalDb
Creating a controller and web pages to list, add, edit and delete
instances of each class in the database (CRUD).
Adding Authentication, Authorisation and membership roles
Creating an MVC5 Project
The main Microsoft Web site supporting MVC is the
Asp.Net web site.
This site contains a range of videos and tutorials
on MVC. The site can however be difficult as it is not always
clear which version of MVC a particular video or tutorial is
Videos are good for on the whole being a clearer demonstration
of how to do something, and they also contain more explanation and
discusion of alternatives. However they are not so good if you have
forgotten some detail and want to quickly find it again. Therefore
I recommend using both a video and a tutorial for each
Tutorial: Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC.
This is based on a Movie database and covers creating an Internet based
MVC project, and almost all the stages are relevant. It does however update the
database using code migrations rather than the way shown below in
Tutorial: Music Store Overview. Although this is an
MVC3 example it is a very detailed tutorial, and everthing in it will work in
an MVC5 application, including the Shopping Cart.
Video: Intro to ASP.NET MVC4. This is now
a set of videos based on the OdeToFood web site and uses
Windows 8 and MVC4. This first set of videos covers installing
software (Visual Studio 2012), creating an MVC4 project and
the principles of how MVC works. Look at:-
Web Platform Installer
Models, Views Controllers
Although MVC has been up till now a completely code based approach,
Visual Studio 2012 contains a
which will display the
view pages in design mode, and at the same time displays the HTML and
css codes that apply to each page element selected.
Pluralsite Videos: Starting MVC5
To update to MVC5 the following set of videos explains the new
features, and expects you to already understand the basics of
MVC from earlier versions. The most useful are:-