Hai Shalini, There are 2 types of View Engines which are supported by MVC since the relase of MVC3:- 1. Aspx engine 2. Razor engine The Aspx engine is simple aspx pages where you can use all the asp.net type of programming while the Razor engine is the new for the MVC type of programming where the syntax is starts with '@'. So the Razor syntax is clean and we need not to write many things. @Html.LabelFor --> to get and display a label @using (Html.BeginForm...--> it shows that we have started some code for design with the using statement. So by considering all these things, this is the Razor syntax and we need to write it in the views. Hope it will be helpful to you. Regards, Pawan Awasthi(DNS MVM) +91 8123489140 (whatsApp), +60 14365 1476(Malaysia) firstname.lastname@example.org
@ is the new syantax symbol in MVC 4 which determine the start of the line code.
The earlier version was <%%> which is now replaced with @ in MVC 4 ot required only start @ no need to have the symbol at the teriminating line as well.Thanks & Regards Anil Kumar Pandey Microsoft MVP, DNS MVM