ASP.NET MVC and Modularity

Topics: Web Client Software Factory
Feb 25, 2009 at 3:14 PM
Is there any chance that the modularity code found in the Prism2 library will find its way into a new WCSF composite block?

The Prism modularity library together with the Unity extensions library is a perfect base for building modular ASP.NET MVC applications.

I have decided to use ASP.NET MVC as a standard base for building web applications, but without a way to build a complex, modular web apps it is quite limited.

With a bit of modification to the way paths are constructed (you must use system.web.virtualpathutility), the Modularity section of prism works with ASP.NET MVC almost right out of the box (you need to modify the bootstrapper slightly - call it UnityMvcApplication and make it a inherit from HttpApplication ).

Hopefully this is something that other web developers require too.

Feb 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM
Edited Feb 26, 2009 at 1:44 PM


The P&P team is considering creating a new version of WCSF that will be released with Visual Studio 2010. They are taking into account some of the features that you mentioned like: Unity as container, support for ASP.NET MVC applications, etc.

Perhaps, you may want to check the post of Blaine Wastell (P&P Product Manager) that talks more about this:

·         Roadmap for WCSF


If you want to provide feedback about the Roadmap or/and request new features, you can create a post in the following thread or a WorkItem in the Issue Tracker:

·         WCSF Roadmap and Request for Feedback


Please, let me know if this helps.


Ezequiel Sculli