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There's no reason for this in an MVC world! Only useful for old web-form Umbraco sites.

Diplo Razor Form

This package aims to show you an example of how you can create a form in Umbraco 4 using pure Razor scripting (i.e. doesn't require or rely on ASP.NET controls). The intention is to fulfill the following criertia:


  • The form must use both server-side and client-side validation.
  • It should utilise strongly-typed models to help prevent typo errors and provide full intellisense.
  • It musn't place any restrictions on mark-up or layout.
  • It should not require any dependency on ASP.NET web-forms (so no runat="server" or ViewState required).
  • It should use a simple, unintrusive "honey pot" method to deter spam bots.
  • It should prevent accidental re-submission of the form if the page is reloaded.
  • Our "business logic" should be separated form our presentation layer (as far as is possible) and be testable.


Whilst this is a fully working form (using a contact form as the example) it is NOT the intention for this package to provide an "out-of-the-box" solution. Instead, it is provided as an example you can learn some techniques and ideas from. It borrows (losely) some of the concepts from MVC to prove that Umbraco 4 can be used to build sites that don't use traditional web-forms concepts.

For a full explanation of how it works please check out my accompanying blog post: Creating an Umbraco Form using pure Razor at http://www.diplo.co.uk/blog/2012/5/24/creating-an-umbraco-form-using-pure-razor.aspx




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Dan Diplo

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Package Information

  • Package owner: Dan Diplo
  • Created: 17/06/2012
  • Current version 1.0
  • .NET version 4.0
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1.6K

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