Entity Framework 3- Using Business layer @ Presentation layer (MVC)


Example

In this example we will use the Business layer in Presentation layer. And we will use MVC as example of Presentation layer (but you can use any other Presentation layer).

We need first to register the IoC (we will use Unity, but you can use any IoC), then write our Presentation layer

3-1 Register Unity types within MVC

3-1-1 Add “Unity bootstrapper for ASP.NET MVC” NuGet backage

3-1-2 Add UnityWebActivator.Start(); in Global.asax.cs file (Application_Start() function)

3-1-3 Modify UnityConfig.RegisterTypes function as following

    public static void RegisterTypes(IUnityContainer container)
    {
        // Data Access Layer
        container.RegisterType<DbContext, CompanyContext>(new PerThreadLifetimeManager());
        container.RegisterType(typeof(IDbRepository), typeof(DbRepository), new PerThreadLifetimeManager());

        // Business Layer
        container.RegisterType<IProductBusiness, ProductBusiness>(new PerThreadLifetimeManager());

    }

3-2 Using Business layer @ Presentation layer (MVC)

public class ProductController : Controller
{
    #region Private Members

    IProductBusiness _productBusiness;

    #endregion Private Members

    #region Constractors

    public ProductController(IProductBusiness productBusiness)
    {
        _productBusiness = productBusiness;
    }

    #endregion Constractors

    #region Action Functions

    [HttpPost]
    public ActionResult InsertForNewCategory(string productName, string categoryName)
    {
        try
        {
            // you can use any of IProductBusiness functions
            var newProduct = _productBusiness.InsertForNewCategory(productName, categoryName);

            return Json(new { success = true, data = newProduct });
        }
        catch (Exception ex) 
        {   /* log ex*/
            return Json(new { success = false, errorMessage = ex.Message});
        }
    }

    [HttpDelete]
    public ActionResult SmartDeleteWithoutLoad(int productId)
    {
        try
        {
            // deletes product without load
            var deletedProduct = _productBusiness.DeleteWithoutLoad(productId);

            return Json(new { success = true, data = deletedProduct });
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {   /* log ex*/
            return Json(new { success = false, errorMessage = ex.Message });
        }
    }

    public async Task<ActionResult> SelectByCategoryAsync(int CategoryId)
    {
        try
        {
            var results = await _productBusiness.SelectByCategoryAsync(CategoryId);

            return Json(new { success = true, data = results },JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {   /* log ex*/
            return Json(new { success = false, errorMessage = ex.Message },JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
        }
    }
    #endregion Action Functions
}