mvc view without controller

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I have searched on Google about creating view without controller but most of them shown me I can do it using redirect so I try out.

the result is because the app redirect so many time n it ends up it time out or generate error message.

if you have the same situation please show me how to handle this.

the reasons we don't want to use controller is because we will create many landing page from our web designer. and there is no need to generate any model, but we do want to use cshtml to do some server side work.

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I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but it does work.  Abhimanyu K Vatsa wrote an article about this in 2013; it provides exactly what we need to make this happen.

In his article we discover that there are two things we need to do:
1. Override HandleUnknownAction() in the controller that will provide the route to the "orphaned" Views.
2. Add the "orphaned" views to the /Views folder for the controller overridden in #1 above

I chose to override the Home controller because it was already there. I simply added the following block of code to the otherwise untouched HomeController.cs:
protected override void HandleUnknownAction(string actionName)
{
	this.View(actionName).ExecuteResult(this.ControllerContext);
}

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Then I added three views to the /Views/Home folder.

After that, standard links such as the following will work as expected.
<div class="row">
	<div class="col-md-4">
		<p><a class="btn btn-default" href="/Home/One">Go to View #1 &raquo;</a></p>
	</div>
	<div class="col-md-4">
		<p><a class="btn btn-default" href="/Home/Two">Go to View #2 &raquo;</a></p>
	</div>
	<div class="col-md-4">
		<p><a class="btn btn-default" href="/Home/Three">Go to View #3 &raquo;</a></p>
	</div>
</div>

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To verify that this works (six years later!) I created a .NET Standard 4.7.1 MVC solution using Visual Studio 2017.
I couldn't attach the file directly to this answer so I've shared it via my OneDrive.
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Just out of curiosity, why would you want to do this? It would seem to be a non-standard way of doing things in MVC, and it could lead to confusion for the maintainer of the code in the future. Your controller doesn't need to do a crazy amount of work. It can simply return the view instances, like what you see in the sample code of a new MVC project.

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