Developing ASP.NET MVC using MonoDevelop on MAC


I am developing a web app using ASP.NET MVC 2.0 in MonoDevelop. I have latest Mono 2.10 and MonoDevelop 2.4.2 and I am running them on Mac.

According to mono’s release notes, it should support ASP.NET MVC 2.0. However, I found MonoDevelop’s project templates still only support ASP.NET MVC 1.0. So I had to create MVC project from MonoDevelop and remove system.web.mvc from reference and add system.web.mvc back in. I can write and compile code OK and MonoDevelop does provide intellisense for methods only exist in MVC 2.0 from both C# and aspx file. However, when I trying to run it from MonoDevelop, I had Compilation error complaining ”<%: Html.LabelFor(model => model.Name) %>” as LabelFor method cannot be recognized .

MonoDevelop uses XSP as its testing web server. I am not sure how it configured as I didn’t install it myself. I think it was installed as part of MonoDevelop. My guess is XSP somehow still uses MVC 1.0 but I can't prove it as I couldn’t even find where it is installed.

Could anyone help me out please?

Update: I have been suspecting web.config too. Here are how they look like now: web.config

<configuration> <system.web> <compilation defaultLanguage="C#" debug="true"> <assemblies> <add assembly="System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" /> <add assembly="System.Web.Routing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" /> <add assembly="System.Web.Abstractions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" /> </assemblies> </compilation> <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly"> </customErrors> <pages> <namespaces> <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc" /> <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Ajax" /> <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Html" /> <add namespace="System.Web.Routing" /> </namespaces> </pages> <authorization> <allow users="*" /> </authorization>

web.config under views

<configuration> <system.web> <httpHandlers> <add path="*" verb="*" type="System.Web.HttpNotFoundHandler" /> </httpHandlers> <pages validateRequest="false" pageParserFilterType="System.Web.Mvc.ViewTypeParserFilter, System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" pageBaseType="System.Web.Mvc.ViewPage, System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" userControlBaseType="System.Web.Mvc.ViewUserControl, System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35"> <controls> <add assembly="System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" namespace="System.Web.Mvc" tagPrefix="mvc" /> </controls> </pages> </system.web> <system.webServer> <validation validateIntegratedModeConfiguration="false" /> <handlers> <remove name="BlockViewHandler" /> <add name="BlockViewHandler" path="*" verb="*" preCondition="integratedMode" type="System.Web.HttpNotFoundHandler" /> </handlers> </system.webServer>


Setting up an ASP.NET project for ASP.NET MVC requires changing and adding a load of settings in web.config. The project template in MD is for ASP.NET MVC 1.0, not ASP.NET MVC 2, so you're probably missing some of the necessary settings, maybe a namespace import.


I have this running with two of my current projects on MacOS X. There were only three steps I needed to make sure were done, they are as follows:

<ul><li>Upgrade the version on all references in both the inner (views) web config and the outter(app) [you've done this].</li> <li>Dereference System.Web.MVC & Reference for the project</li> <li>Ensure you don't have binaries in your bin path, the public key does not change</li> </ul>


I've done a downloadable zip file of a project template for Asp.Net MVC 4 which builds and runs on/in Mono/Xamarin Studio/MonoDevelop on Mac & Linux at <a href="http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p1319/run-asp-net-mvc4-on-mono-monodevelop-on-mac-the-c-template-project" rel="nofollow">http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p1319/run-asp-net-mvc4-on-mono-monodevelop-on-mac-the-c-template-project</a>. I should add that a lot of the issue resolution came from <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4239645/does-the-razor-view-engine-work-for-mono" rel="nofollow">Does the Razor View Engine work for Mono?</a>


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