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ASP MVC JQuery Source Folder Location Web.config Key Value?

Posted on 2012-08-16
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I'm new to MVC and have concerns about hard-coding the JQuery source folder paths in every controller using a JQuery script. I would not want to hunt every hard code path when changing from version 1.7.2 to 1.8.0. I have used this in a typical ASP .NET web.config to easily make changes to the .js source path. I know I could keep the same name in the scripts folder not matter what the actual .js version, but I would like to keep the real .js file name.

Q. Does MVC already have a way to centrally manage .js file name changes?

[Typical .aspx]
<scripttype="text/javascript"src="<%=ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["jquery-js"] %>"></script>
<scripttype="text/javascript">

        $(document).ready(function()
         {
             //code here ...
         });
</script>

[web.config]
 <appSettings>
        <addkey="jquery-js"value="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"/>
</appSettings>
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Question by:pointeman
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Bob Learned earned 2000 total points
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The approach that I use with my MVC 3 web site is to put the script links in the _Layout.cshtml (Razor engine).

Since the _Layout view is the "master" view for each page, I have access to base Javascripts:


   <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/jquery-1.7.2.min.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jquery.ui/1.8.20/jquery-ui.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jquery.validate/1.9/jquery.validate.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/modernizr-2.5.3.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/jquery.tools.min.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

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If there is a view that needs a special .js file, then I put that <script> tag in that view.


@{
    ViewBag.Title = "My Activity";
    Layout = "~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml";
}

<link href="@Url.Content("~/Content/mvccontrib.grid.css")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/jquery.mvccontrib.grid.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

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by:pointeman
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I downloaded the 'MVC Movies' tutorial app from asp.net and it had the same code as yours. Great minds think alike, Thx...
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