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ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding

Syncfusion includes an extension for Visual Studio with UI Scaffolding options for the ASP.NET MVC Scheduler to quickly add its code and interact with data models. This allows you to easily create the appropriate Views and Controller action methods with respective ASP.NET MVC Scheduler code.

The Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC UI Scaffolder is available from the version v16.4.0.40.

Getting Started

Let’s start with the steps on how to scaffold the ASP.NET MVC Scheduler into your web application.

  • Create an ASP.NET MVC application and add an Entity Framework data model referring from the documentation with Scheduler related fields such as Id, Subject, Location, Start Date, End Date and All-day. Once the model file is added, ensure the required DBContext and all its related properties are added.

  • Refer the Getting Started documentation to know about how to configure the Syncfusion Essential JS2 for ASP.NET MVC in your web application.

  • Right-click on the Controllers folder in the Solution Explorer and select Add → New Scaffolded Item from the menu options.

Solution explorer showing New Scaffold option

  • You will see the Add Scaffold dialog. Select the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC UI Scaffolder and click Add button, which will display the Syncfusion UI Scaffolding dialog.

Syncfusion ASPNET MVC UI scaffolder

  • Choose the Scheduler control to perform Scaffolding with it and click Next.

Syncfusion UI scaffolding dialog showing control selection

  • Syncfusion UI Scaffolding for Scheduler dialog will be opened, from which you are opted to choose the Model and Data Context options. Enter the Controller and View names as per the application requirement. Once the required Model Class and its relevant Data Context Class are chosen, now click the Next button, which offers the Scheduler functionalities to be configured before scaffolding.

Syncfusion UI scaffolding dialog showing model and data context options

All the model types present in the current application will be listed in the Model Class DropDownList. Also, from the available Data Context Class, choose the appropriate Entity Framework Data Model.

  • Now, select the required Scheduler options (select the corresponding Scheduler Views and Properties from the options) and Click the Add button. Use the Back Arrow, if you need to modify the already chosen Controller or View name, or to change the selected Model Class and Data Context Class.

Syncfusion UI scaffolding dialog showing scheduler features

  • Once the required Scheduler options are configured through the Scheduler UI Scaffolding, the respective Scheduler Controller and the corresponding View files are now generated with the appropriate Scheduler code snippet.

Solution explorer displaying the newly created Controller and View files

Ensure that at least one Entity Framework model exists in your active project and also the application gets compiled once. If you make any changes in the Model properties later, compile the application once before performing scaffold.