Learn Basics Of MVC Using AngularJS


Hi, audience. I thought I would share my experiences with Microsoft ASP.NET MVC and AngularJS. This article will be more helpful for “MVC with AngularJS” beginners.

  1. Which is the best technology?
  2. Why should we use MVC?
  3. Why should we use AngularJS?
  4. Why should we be using AngularJS in MVC?
  5. How to configure AngularJS in MVC?

Which Is the Best Technology?

Nowadays, there are lots of new technologies in the world, so there may be some confusion on which on to choose and which one is the best technology with which to build our application.


Most of the time, the programmers will build their Applications in MVC, because MVC (Model-View-Controller) is loosely coupled and we can reuse the structure of the pattern.

ASP.NET MVC with WEB API is best for server-side technologies. We can reuse the same service for other communication devices (mobile, iPad, etc.) and also, Web APIs will be hosted separately in IIS. It will increase the server’s performance.

Angular JS is best for the client-side of things. We can use quick development and it’s great for data binding, as it uses RESTful protocols.

Why Should We Use MVC?

ASP.NET MVC gives you a powerful and pattern-based way to build dynamic websites, which gives you full control over markup for an enjoyable development experience.

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main components.


Model is generally for the business objects. It will directly manage the data, logic, and the rules of the application.


It’s a UI, which shows the output of the actions.


Controller is the heart of an application. It accepts input and converts it to the commands for Model or View.

Features of ASP.NET MVC

  • Web API supports the MVC framework for RESTful builds.
  • We can install jQuery, AngularJS, etc., using NuGet.
  • We can write asynchronous action Methods as single methods, which returns an object of a task.
  • A routing module is responsible for mapping a particular controller action.

Why Should We Use AngularJS?

AngularJS is an open-source scripting language. It will work based on Model-View-Controller patterns and the latest client-side JavaScript.

One of the best advantages of data binding is it automatically changes the values of the view whenever the model changes, as well as updating the model, whenever the view changes. This is called two-way binding.

Features of AngularJS

  • Two-way data binding.
  • Uses and supports MVC design patterns.
  • Supports routing, like a single page application.
  • Supports RESTful services.
  • Dependency injection.

Why Should We Be Using AngularJS in MVC?

ASP.NET MVC and AngularJS are both compatible with MVC patterns and there are plenty of projects on which you can use them together. This works well because your MVC server-side code provides JSON results for the Angular client-side call.

Additionally, you can use MVC controllers to control HTML views or razor views in your application. This gives you the power of authorization, redirecting, error handling, etc.

How to Configure Angular JS in MVC

Open Visual Studio 2015 and click =>File =>New =>ASP.NET Web Application.

Now, it will show the screen given below. To select project types => select Web API Project.

Now, a project solution opens, as shown below.

Right-click the above project and select Manage NuGet Package.

Click the Browse tab and search for AngularJS.

We must be download AngularJS, AngularJS.Core, and AngularJS.Route files.

Once the download is complete, these file paths will be displayed in an output Window.

Add the new folder and create new JavaScript file as Ng.Module.js.

Open the _layout.cshtml page and give the name of ng-app is “Test”.

<body ng-app="Test">

Create one more JavaScript file to create an Angular controller.

Open Index.cshtml page and write the code for ng-controller, as shown below.

 <div class="row" ng-controller="HomeController">
<div class="col-md-4 btn-success">
<div class="col-md-4 btn-primary">
<div class="col-md-4 btn-danger">

Link the AngularJS files in _layout.cshtml page

<script src="~/Scripts/angular.min.js"></script>
<script src="~/AngularJS/Ng.Module.js"></script>
<script src="~/AngularJS/Ng.Ctrl.js"></script>

Now, run (F5) the application. It will give the results in the browser.


In this article, we have seen why we should use MVC and Angular JS. If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments section.

Happy Coding!