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Upgrading Sitefinity v. 7.1 to be compliant with MVC 4 project

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  1. Samir Vaidya
    Samir Vaidya avatar
    261 posts
    05 Feb 2005
    12 Sep 2014
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    I am trying to add MVC 4 features to my Sitefinity Web App (v. 7.1).

    In order to do that, I have had to do the following:

    1) Add references to EntityFramework

    2) Add references to System.Web.Optimization via NuGet

    3) Upgrade project to .NET v. 4.5

    4) Upgrade the Web.config and add appSettings elements such as UnobtrusiveValidation

    I then used Sitefinity Thunder to add an MVC Widget to the project.  I was able to compile my solution but as soon as I attempted to run the Sitefinity Administrative backend, everything was broken.  I could not access any of the Pages to create a new Content Page in order to add my MVC Widget.

    I regularly develop with ASP.NET MVC in standalone projects so I am not sure how to deploy all of the code that I normally develop into a standard MVC 4 or MVC 5 Sitefinity Widget.

    Please advise. 

  2. Svetoslav Manchev
    Svetoslav Manchev avatar
    735 posts
    06 Sep 2017
    17 Sep 2014
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    Hi Samir,

    You can find more information about using of MVC in Sitefinity is available in that article:

    Using ASP.NET MVC in Sitefinity

    Svetoslav Manchev
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