When a new MVC Web Application is created in Visual Studio a lot of files are added to the solution. The goal of this post is to provide a small overview of all these files, this overview should make easier to understand the MVC solution structure.
The files described here are the files created by default when you add a web project using the MVC template.
Create a a Web project:
Use the MVC Template:
This is the generated project:
ASP MVC Template Overview
Let’s start enumerating some created folders:
- Content: CSS files with view styles. (Bootstrap)
- Fonts: Some fonts required by the CSS files.
- Controllers: C# files with the code that is going to be run at the server side.
Now the rest of files and folders with some more details:
This folder contains *.cshtml files. The Razor engine generates the views of our web application out of these files. Typically we will have a view or a group of views for each controller. This folder also contains a Web.config don’t confuse this one with the Web.config at the root of the solution. Razor engine is configured here.