In this post # 5 of my mini-series Learning Razor with an RSS-App
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