?
Solved

Using MVC3 how do I get control before the Controller Action?

Posted on 2011-02-14
2
Medium Priority
?
669 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We installed MVC3 last week and have already changed a few views to use Razor, with .cshtml extensions. But we upgraded to MVC3 so we'd have the power to access the code before the first line of code is hit in the Controller Actions.

How do I do this?

And what kinds of things can be done with this new technology?

I have written a custom object that inherits from AuthorizeAttribute, and overrides AuthorizeCore(HttpContextBase httpContext).  Would I still use this kind of authentication as an annotation above the Controller Actions?

Thanks,
newbieweb
0
Comment
Question by:newbieweb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Craig Wagner earned 2000 total points
ID: 34894320
Just as an FYI, you didn't need to upgrade to MVC3 to do what you want to do, you could have done it with MVC2.

Create a method on your controller called OnActionExecuting. This method will override the base class method of the same name. It runs before your action method and you can do whatever you want in it.

The rest of your question is rather vague. I always recommend that someone new to MVC go through the free tutorials and training available at http://www.asp.net/mvc.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 34916346
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is for Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) beginners. An Interface contains declarations of events, indexers, methods and/or properties. Any class which implements the Interface should provide the concrete implementation for each Inter…
The article shows the basic steps of integrating an HTML theme template into an ASP.NET MVC project
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Suggested Courses

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question