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  • More Awesomeness: Post JSON to an Action Method

    Fortunately I came late to the party and didn't develop MVC 2 web apps. I understand that back in those ancient days (about 6 months ago) you had to walk uphill both ways to post JSON data back to an action method. Phil Haack has a great blog post on the topic. Basically, you had to write a custom filter, register a JsonValueProviderFactory in application startup, and decorate your action method with the JSON serializer attributes. What a pain. In MVC 3 it's super easy to use AJAX to post JSON back to an action method. Here are the steps. Continue reading...

  • Implement jQuery FullCalendar Plugin in MVC 3

    Let's implement Shaw's awesome FullCalendar jQuery plugin with an MVC 3 project. I'll assume you've downloaded the bits and have included the fullcalendar.min.js script in your project. Here I want to illustrate two things: (1) populating the calendar with events from the database; and (2) handling the calendar's dayClick event to create a new event. Continue reading...