With the eventual plans to allow a browser accessible interface to Corsi data, I’ve started the migration of the previous WinForm application to a ASP.NET web application, built using the MVC framework. To do this, I’ll be using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web development, Entity Framework for data management and SQL Sever Express Edition 2014 as the database host. Once I get this working on machine, this should provide a low-resistance path to move to Azure hosting.
After creating the basic MVC project, I’ve used the Nuget Manager, to add in the smarts for the Entity Framework – this will create an interface to the SQL database that I can work with in code.
My database will change, but just to get started, I’ve used the Model First approach to rig up the very basic database.
With this in place, our next steps is to seed the data and show the basic information using a MVC View Controller.