Selecting Rendering Engine on Umbraco 7

Umbraco 7 is on Horizon, the first thing first that you need to do when you are ready to use umbraco is selecting the rendering engine. In this post I will explain how we select the proper rendering engine for Umbraco. Let’s get started

Veteran or New Generation Developer

Umbraco supports two rendering engine which are WebForms and MVC. If you are the veteran developer that learn ASP.NET since 1.0 you can use the WebForms. Meanwhile, if you are the new generation developer that love MVC you can use MVC rendering engine.

Webforms will use Macro, .NET User Control, MasterPages

MVC will use Macro, Razor, Layout

Changing Rendering Engine

By default Umbraco run WebForms. However, you can change the engine on umbracoSettings.config. It is located on /Config/ folder





After that changes from MVC to WebForms or vice versa.

   <!-- To switch the default rendering engine to MVC, change this value from WebForms to Mvc -->

That’s is it!, save and restart your web site to test it

It will be good idea to change the rendering engine before the installation / development




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