Professional ASP.NET 3.5 MVC
Published byWiley Publishing, Inc.ISBN: 978-0-470-38461-9
Author: Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack
More information: www.wiley.com
Many people wonder if it is possible to work with both ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web Formsin the same Web Application. The answer, thankfully, is rather short: yes, you can work with bothplatforms in one application. The reason you can do this is that ASP.NET MVC and Web Formsare both based on the same namespace: System.Web. Once this question is asked (and, thankfully,answered), many observers have a follow-up: “Why in the world would you do this?”There are various reasons why you might want to run one platform from within another, forexample:
You may have your own reasons that differ from the ones we made up here; the good news is thatthe ASP.NET team went out of their way to make this possible for you.