In this post # 5 of my mini-series Learning Razor with an RSS-App I
want to get you hooked on the power of Razor (and 2sxc while we're at it :). I will show you how much easier it is to create new designs thanks to the open source, html-close nature of Razor.
Because Razor is so
easy to read and to modify, it becomes very easy to take any existing solution
- like the one we created so far:
...and we can easily change the
HTML-structure a bit, so it looks like this…
or like this…
Such changes were
very, very hard in WebForms, because there were so many ways to bind data - and
so many different repeaters with various limitations - that each solution had
Not so with Razor! So there's not so
much to write right now - I'll just let you discover and try it for yourself.
Make sure you have
everything you need
Again, install 2sxc
and everything just like in Post #2, but in this case:
- Make sure you're using at least the version of 2sxc
- Also install the final App for this lesson from Codeplex or the forge.
If you need help, just watch the video of post #2 in this series.
Brief Razor Customizations Walk-Through Video
and you can see the live version here.
Now Try a bit yourself…
Go ahead and mess
about with the code. You can do it in Visual Studio or with the edit-template
functionality. And don't worry: you can always uninstall the App and install it
again when you mess it up :).
So just try it
out, look at the code, have fun!
With love from Switzerland
Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in
Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 600
DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (2SexyContent - see forge), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.