Working With Search Panel in MVC5 Application Using Visual Studio 2013 RC

Rama Sagar
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Search panel in MVC Application helps you to sort the data...


In this Article Iam introducing how to work with search panel in MVC5..before we begin please have a look at my previous articles on Working with Models and connection string in MVC5 Using Visual studio 2013 RC  and 
Intoduction to Scaffolding in Visual Studio 2013 RC  as this article is the continuation part of them...


Adding  Search panel in MVC5 Application...

Lets start inserting some data in the database using front end as shown below...Debug the Application and insert some data 

 Lets look how to search the records by name 

Using the code

Open the StudentsController class file and replace the index Method code with the snippet given below

Here I have used LINQ Query which will select the name of the Students

  public ActionResult Index(string SearchName)

            var Students = from st in db.Students select st;

            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(SearchName))
                Students = Students.Where(c => c.studentname.Contains(SearchName));
            return View(Students);
Now Change the view with search Panel

Navigate to  Views Folder go to Students view and click on index.cshtml and create the textbox and search button as shown

    @Html.ActionLink("Create New", "Create")

    @using (Html.BeginForm())
        Name: @Html.TextBox("SearchName")<br />
        <input type="submit" value="Search" />

Now debug the Application and u will fine the Search Panel as shown below

 Now search with some Student name u will get the Results as shown



This article will help to create a Search Panel in User Interface Layer in  MVC5 application. Here we have created an action method and a view that  will search Students by name.. So please go through  my previous articles to better understand this.


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Rama Sagar
Full Name: RamaSagar Pulidindi
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A Software Profesional working in Microsoft .NET technologies since year 2008, and I work for Dake ACE. I am passionate about .NET technology and love to contribute to the .NET community at Dot Net Funda

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