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How to test MVC applications, if can't view in browser.

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Dear Asp.net experts. I am learning MVC on my own in my spare time. I have past Asp.net experience and enjoy the old way of being able to test the look and feel of the website in my web browser. (I am a visual person).
In working with MVC, I am not able to do a "View in browser" or run my application on localhost, like I have with Asp.net in the past.

Is their something I don't know? If I can't test my website look and feel in localhost, on my machine, then that is very frustrating. Kind of like a bad April fools joke, not being able to visually look at your changes.

This could especially be a challenge if I need to test CSS changes to my website. Anyway, I would appreciate help from professional Asp.net developers. Thank you in advance.
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Oh but you can my friend... You can run the site in the debugger just like you can in web forms.  Exactly what kind of error are you getting or whats happening?
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Hi BinaryVevo. I did not get an error. The page just did not display in the web browser. It looks like the other fellow pointed me to a nice post by Author Stephen Walther. If you have anything else to share with me please do so. Otherwise I will give the points away based on the Walther Article.
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You probably need to look for the correct route.  Look in your global.asax file ( FYI, the other fellow is still me... :=)  ), this will tell you your default routes.  Routing is how MVC "gets" to the page.  So for instance, in webforms, you would look for the location of a page like this:  ~/Forms/MyPage.aspx.  Well in MVC its different, the routing engine typically looks for views using the following default routing scheme:  controller/action/parameters.  Using the same example, for the same view ( MVC version of course ), /MyPage/Load.  See this link about routing below:

http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/older-versions/controllers-and-routing/asp-net-mvc-routing-overview-cs
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Thank you for your help.
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Thank you so much. I gave you the points. Have a great day.
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