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Hi,
I have started learning MVC.
I was making a sample App from One of learning tutorial.
I am used to work with rich ASP.Net Server controls like Grid View, Datalist, Authentication and Validation controls, they are not present in MVC,
When I was adding a View, there was a option for Razor View Engine(cshtml) and genrated views had a extension of cshtml, moreover the generated HTML in views was little scary as it contained HTML objects methods and blah blah...(not like usual asp.net html).
I love c# and code behind and I am not a superb HTML developer. I do it mostly through C#.
 
So do I have to Learn a bag full of things like Razor view engine, that scary HTML to master MVC??
What are basic prerequisites to learnMVC?
Posted 13-Mar-13 1:41am
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Knowing HTML, JavaScript, CSS and obviously C# or VB is all you need to be a good MVC developer.
 
You shouldn't be doing any web development if you don't know the client part (ie, HTML, CSS, JS; etc). It's true that there are several guys out there that only user asp.net web server controls, but that really limits what you can do.
 
MVC uses a different approach to development than web forms (where clear separation of concerns and test-ability are important concepts) and this should be where your learning curve should be.
 
It also helps to know some stuff about how a webserver works internally when you want to do some more advanced stuff.
 
Just don't be scared. Do it one step at a time and you will get it. Just don't read too much. Practice it.
 
Lots of highly useful tutorials are to be found here: ALL about MVC[^]
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