Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MVC Custom Model Binder

Recently I was looking at an unusual problem where we had to add custom fields to a view on an ad hoc basis. Not really a problem if it was an MVC app talking directly to a data source. But mine was over several REST based services that were talking to a CRM dynamics backend, spread across multiple domains. Which meant we had to change the data models through out the system. That's when it occurred to  me that we can have one dedicated field  that can store all the ad hoc field data using JASON or xml and we append it to one of the existing fields. Probably not the ideal solution, but that's when I came across custom binding for MVC. I would like to share with you how simple and easy it is to use custom binding to solve similar issues.

See here for more http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/605595/ASP-NET-MVC-Custom-Model-Binder?msg=4591496#xx4591496xx

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