article will show you how to start building ASP.NET MVC 4 web application with
Empty project template. In previous article I have explained, creating ASP.NET
MVC 4 web application with Internet application template. The Internet
Application project template extends the Basic template by adding a few basic
controllers and views. Also it generates code and configuration that gives you
full membership and authentication functionality. For good understanding I
preferred to start with Empty project template. Empty project template is basic
ASP.NET MVC website generating no code and providing you with nothing to start
with. Adding a Model, View & Controller with Empty project template helps
you to understand quite clearly than starts with Internet Application template.
New ASP.NET MVC 4 Application
start by launching Visual Studio and select File > New >Project
New Project then select Visual C# then select Web then select ASP.NET MVC
4 web application and enter the name of your MVC project.
Here you will see that
there are number of project templates listed in Project Template window. We are
going to choose Empty project template and leave Razor as default View Engine.
In later articles I will explain about all project templates and View Engine.
ASP.NET MVC Project Structure
So we have created ASP.NET MVC 4 application with Empty project template. Here you will see the
folder structure. I already mentioned that there’s no code and
nothing will be generated. But it creates Model, View & Controller folders
for reading.!! :)