Introduction2:53 with James Churchill
Let’s start with a high level explanation of what HTML forms and CRUD applications are along with an overview of what you’ll learn in this course.
To get the most from this course, you should have some familiarity with C#, ASP.NET MVC, and HTML forms. For more information about those topics, check out these Treehouse courses:
For more information about CRUD applications see this page on Wikipedia.
[SOUND] Can you imagine if you visited Google and 0:00 you couldn't enter text for your search? 0:05 Or if you were using Facebook and you couldn't update your status or 0:10 comment on a friend's timeline? 0:14 Fortunately, for us and 0:16 the rest of the world HTMML forms make these features possible. 0:18 In fact it's difficult to use the web and not use HTML forms. 0:22 Hi, my name is James and I'm a developer. 0:28 In an earlier Treehouse course we were able to use ASP.NET MVC to 0:31 build an interesting website. 0:36 But our users couldn't interact with our content. 0:38 Meaning that they were unable to create, update or 0:41 delete any of the data that made up our websites content. 0:45 To give our users that ability our websites, 0:47 web applications or web apps need to include HTML forms. 0:51 HTML forms are made up of a combination of fields and buttons. 0:57 A field typically has a label and an input element. 1:01 Input elements come in a variety of types, including text boxes, 1:05 drop-down lists, radio buttons, check boxes and more. 1:09 Forms also include at least one button, typically a Submit or 1:16 Save button that when clicked sends the form data to the server to be processed. 1:20 When we combine a view that lists the available records, 1:26 along with views to create, update and 1:29 delete records, we're creating a type of application known as a CRUD application. 1:32 The acronym CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update and Delete. 1:37 CRUD applications or apps provide an end-to-end solution for 1:45 creating, reading, updating and deleting data. 1:50 Given how often users need to perform, 1:54 one or more of those actions on their data, CRUD apps are very common. 1:55 In this course, we'll be adding forms to an existing project, 2:01 to create a simple CRUD web app, that persists data to an in memory data store. 2:05 As we do that, we'll see how to use Razor to create forms. 2:10 We'll also learn how to update our controllers to handle form post data. 2:14 Use models with our forms and 2:19 leverage form validation to ensure that we get good or valid data from our users. 2:21 In a previous Treehouse course we learned about the in MVC design pattern, 2:28 URL routing, controllers, views, the Razor syntax and more. 2:32 These course will build upon those skills. 2:38 So if you haven't completed the prerequisites yet 2:41 be sure to follow the links in the teacher's notes. 2:44 Are you ready to start building your own forms using MVC? 2:47 Let's get started. 2:51
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