Check User exists in a Role in ASP.NET Identity 2.0

Read full post on Falafel blog ASP.NET MVC5 uses Identity 2.0 to manage the users and their roles. There may be scenario to check whether the currently logged in user or any user with the id exists in the given role or not, and checking can be done either in the controller class or in … Continue reading Check User exists in a Role in ASP.NET Identity 2.0

Start-up code using WebActivator in MVC application

Read full post on Falafel blog WebActivator allows us to execute a code long before application start-up. There may be requirements when you need to load external assemblies or instantiate a particular object before the application start up. You need to make sure some codes execute before the codes inside the App_Start folder and the … Continue reading Start-up code using WebActivator in MVC application

Seed the database with initial Users in MVC 5

  Read full article on Falafel blog In MVC 5 applications you may want to seed the database with initial users for various reasons. You may want default users and roles added as part of the application. In this post, we will take a look at how to  seed the database with default users.The MVC … Continue reading Seed the database with initial Users in MVC 5

Custom Action Filter in ASP.NET MVC 5

Read full article on Falafel blog here ASP.NET MVC 5 provides five different kinds of Filters. They are as follows: Authentication [Introduced in MVC5] Authorization Action Result Exception Filters are used to inject logic at the different levels of request processing. Let us understand where at the various stages of request processing different filters get … Continue reading Custom Action Filter in ASP.NET MVC 5

Convert User to ApplicationUser in ASP.Net MVC

In the last post I talked about How to get current user in ASP.Net MVC 5 . Type of the current user is IPrincipal which is shown as follows: You may come across requirement to work with ApplicationUser which is created as follows: You can covert returned User to ApplicationUser as follows: To convert create … Continue reading Convert User to ApplicationUser in ASP.Net MVC

How to get current user in ASP.Net MVC 5

There are two simple ways to get current user in MVC 5. If you are inside the controller class current user can be fetched as follows, Do not forget to add namespace,   Other scenario could be that you are not inside the controller class and want to fetch the user information. You can fetch … Continue reading How to get current user in ASP.Net MVC 5

RedirectToAction or View as ActionResult in ASP .Net MVC5 ?

We have often seen action returns a View method. Optionally we can also pass the view name and the other parameters in the View method. Most of the time we return a view as ActionResult to navigate. Now I have a requirement to navigate to Login view or return Login view on the basis of … Continue reading RedirectToAction or View as ActionResult in ASP .Net MVC5 ?

Fetching Image from database in ASP.NET MVC 5 application

In this post we will learn to fetch image from a database. I have taken Northwind database as an example. Employee table of the Notrhwind database stores a Photo using the Image type. We will fetch data from the Photo column (type: Image) in the MVC application. Let us start with the Controller. In the … Continue reading Fetching Image from database in ASP.NET MVC 5 application

Attribute Routing in ASP.NET MVC 5

ASP.NET MVC 5 introduced Attribute Routing. It allows you to apply a route directly on the controller class. Before we use the Attribute Routing, let’s relook how the convention based routing works. We create a route as follows: Index action of Home controller can be accessed on two different URLs. Either using the base URL … Continue reading Attribute Routing in ASP.NET MVC 5