Solved

MVC tutorial: didn't understand how to use the templates from MVC gallery

Posted on 2011-02-16
1
637 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I am following the tutorial below and could get the templates from MVC gallery. However, I don't know how to incorporate it into my design. Any help?

http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/iteration-2-make-the-application-look-nice-cs
0
Comment
Question by:DistillingExperts
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Brad Howe earned 500 total points
ID: 34906697
1. Download the template  gallery from codeplex.
http://mvccontribgallery.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/changes/bd8a03551a5b

2. browse the mvccontribgallery.zip for the template you want. IE Simple Grunge as an exmaple.

3. Select teh template.zip and EXTRACT to an alternate location.

4. Backup your site.

5. Copy the contents of "DesignTemplate" inside the template.zip to your mvc project. Overwrite were necessary.

6. Search and replace string [YourProjectName] in your project with the name of your project. For example, if your ASP.NET MVC project is named MvcApplication1 then you need to replace [YourProjectName] with MvcApplication1.


"How to use this ASP.NET MVC Design Template
=========================================
There are two steps that you must complete to use a Design Template: (1) Copy the template files to your project and (2) Replace all occurrences of the string [YourProjectName] with the name of your ASP.NET MVC Web application project.

After you download and decompress this Design Template, you'll see the folder "DesignTemplate" which contains design content that can be used with a C# ASP.NET MVC project.

Copy each file from the DesignTemplate folder to your ASP.NET MVC project. For example, if the DesignTemplate folder contains a file with the path DesignTemplate\Content\Site.css then you need to copy this file to the exact same location in your ASP.NET MVC application.

In many cases, you need to overwrite an existing file when copying a file from a Design Template to an ASP.NET MVC project. For example, you almost always need to overwrite the Site.css file. Ensure that you back up all files in an existing ASP.NET MVC application before overwriting the files.

After you finish copying all of the files, you need to replace every occurrence of the string [YourProjectName] in your project with the name of your project. For example, if your ASP.NET MVC project is named MvcApplication1 then you need to replace [YourProjectName] with MvcApplication1.To perform the replacements in Visual Studio, select the menu option Edit, Find and Replace, Quick Replace. "

Cheers,
Hades666
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Loop not working 29 47
VB.net/WinForms: adjust Screen Resolution 6 40
Word Directory is not in the drop down list 4 24
C# Json POSt to Rest API 4 35
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

914 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now