Ronnie Ronnie - 1 year ago 125
Javascript Question

Scriptmanager Asp.Net Mvc

I'd like to have some of the ScriptManager features in the new MVC model:

1- Script combining

2- Resolving different paths for external Javascript files

3- Minify and Gzip Compression

Here is what I found, but I'm not sure is the best way for MVC approach. In general what is a good approach to deal with Javascript code in the MVC model?

Answer Source

Maybe you could just create a new 'Scripts' controller with different actions serving different combinations of compressed JS files. Since MVC is designed with a resource oriented approach, i.e. URLs are now at the center of your programming model, why not define simple URIs for your Javascripts too ?

In your views, for example you could reference your files like this :

<script src="http://your_domain/scripts/all"/>

This would call your 'all' action, resulting in all your compressed script files being sent.

Of course you would need to code the combining and compressing for now, or maybe reuse the Scriptmanager internally, I don't know if it's possible.

This is just an idea though, currently I'm referencing individual javascript files directly in my master pages.