Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

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  • Create a new ASP.NET MVC project that uses Bootstrap for its styling and learn how to include external libraries using the new package managers
  • Learn to use the various Bootstrap CSS and HTML elements, and how to use the new Bootstrap 4 grid layout system
  • Explore the different input groups and implement alerts, progress bars, and badges
  • Explore JavaScript components by illustrating and walking through the process of using JavaScript/jQuery to add interactivity to Twitter Bootstrap components
  • Build your own ASP.NET MVC helpers and tag helpers to reduce the amount of HTML needed to generate Bootstrap elements
  • Convert a Bootstrap HTML template into a usable ASP.NET MVC project
  • Use the jQuery DataTables plugin with Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC

One of the leading open source frontend frameworks, Bootstrap has undergone a significant change and introduced several features that make designing compelling, next-generation UIs much simpler. Integrating Bootstrap with ASP.NET's powerful components can further enhance its capabilities.

This book guides you through the process of creating an ASP.NET MVC website from scratch using Bootstrap. After a primer on the fundamentals of Bootstrap, you will learn your way around and create a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio. You will move on to learn about the various Bootstrap components as well as techniques to include them in your own projects. The book includes practical examples to show you how to use open-source plugins with Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC and guides you through building an ASP.NET MVC website using Bootstrap, utilizing layout and user-interface components. At the end of this book, you will find some valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Bootstrap-integrated and ASP.NET MVC-integrated website.

  • Updated for Bootstrap 4 and ASP.Net MVC 6, this book shows how to take advantage of the latest new features introduced in both of these industry-leading frameworks
  • Build responsive, mobile-ready apps by combining the power of ASP.NET MVC with Bootstrap
  • Grasp the intricacies of Bootstrap and how to use it with ASP.NET MVC
  • Build your own tools and helpers to assist you in creating ASP.NET MVC Bootstrap sites easily and quickly
  • Master the use of Bootstrap components and plugins with ASP.NET MVC
Page Count 186
Course Length 5 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781785889479
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2016


Pieter van der Westhuizen

Pieter van der Westhuizen is a freelance software and web developer specializing in ASP.NET MVC, web technologies, and MS Office development. He started his career in web development using classic ASP, Visual InterDev, HoTMetaL, and FrontPage. Pieter has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry and is also one of the people fortunate enough to have his hobby become his full-time profession.

He is also a technology evangelist for Add-in Express (, which focuses on tools for Microsoft Office integration.

This is Pieter's second book and he has been blogging since 2007 on his personal blog at and on the Add-in Express blog since 2010. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Pretoria, South Africa.