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C# MVC4 views - including a search page

Posted on 2013-01-08
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I apologize, I've been doing desktop apps with C# and haven't given web apps much of a thought until now so I'm learning and very much green.  I'm not sure of the terminology I need to search on so sorry for the simple question.

I've got a basic site in development with a model, view, and controller that functions.  Now, instead of the view dumping all the lines from the DB I want to add a search functionality into it.  Do I create the search boxes in the view or do I create another view and link it into the current view?  If the latter is the case, how do I link the external view into the current one?

Thanks for your help!
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The correct choice really depends on you.  How would you like it to function?  I have a page with a search box in a partial view that is rendered on the _Layout.cshtml page.
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So the term I need to search on is "partial view".  I'll dig into that; thanks.
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I found the _SearchPartial page:

 using (Html.BeginForm("SearchResults", "Shared"))
    { 
        <div class="searchContainer">
            @(this.Select("searchOption")
                .Class("sltSearch")
                .Options(@Model.Header.CustomerSearchOptionList)
              )
            <input name="searchCriteria" type="text" class="fldSearch" />
            @(this.SubmitButton("")
                .Class("btnSearch")
             )
        </div>
    }

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When the page posts back, there is a SearchResults method on the SharedController.
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LearnedOne, is that custom coded or is that code generated for you?  I have a lot of files that were pre-generated but nothing called shared...
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What controllers do you have?  That is a class that I created myself.  The decision on my side was to have a single controller called Shared.  You would just need the Action method and the Controller as arguments for the Html.BeginForm (Action, Controller).
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Led me down the right path to solve my problem. Thanks!
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