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How to migrate from Classic ASP.NET MVC to ASP.NET MVC?

Platform: ASP.NET MVC |
Control: General |
Published Date: April 17, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: April 17, 2015


Currently, there is no easy migration utility available for Essential Studio. The controls don’t share the same APIs. You have to manually map the equivalent functionality in the new controls.

In ASP.NET MVC (EJMVC), you don’t have separate DLL for every controls such as, “Syncfusion.Tools.Mvc.dll” rather, use Syncfusion.EJ.MVC.dll and Syncfusion.EJ.dll to hold most of the web controls.

Therefore, remove the Syncfusion.Shared.Base.dll, Syncfusion.Shared.Mvc.dll and other DLLs used by ASP.Net MVC (Classic) and also remove the namespaces from the web.config. Refer to the Syncfusion.EJ.MVC.dll and Syncfusion.EJ.dll in the project.

Steps for migrating the project from ASP.NET MVC (Classic) to ASP.NET MVC (EJMVC).





DLL files Required













 Assembly Reference

<add assembly="Syncfusion.Core, Version= 13.1450.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=632609B4D040F6B4" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.Shared.Mvc, Version= 13.1500.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.Linq.Base, Version= 13.1450.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.Theme.Base, Version= 13.1450.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.Tools.Mvc, Version= 13.1500.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

< add assembly ="Syncfusion.Core, Version= 13.1450.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=632609B4D040F6B4" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ, Version= 13.1450.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

<add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Mvc, Version= 13.1500.0.21, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />

C:\Users\pongeetha\Desktop\Reference Document\note.jpgNote: You can refer to the version table to denote the assembly for your target MVC version in the following online documentation link.


Unobtrusive JavaScript


<add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="false" />

C:\Users\pongeetha\Desktop\Reference Document\note.jpgNote: When UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled is set as true in web.config, then include the ej.unobtrusive.min.js file in the _Layout.cshtml page.



  <add namespace="Syncfusion.Mvc.Shared" />

  <add namespace="Syncfusion.Mvc.Tools" />



  <add namespace="Syncfusion.MVC.EJ" />

  <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ" />


Script files

The Script files are embedded as follows and they are referred from the DLL.


Here, you have to manually include the necessary script files. The following script files reference has to be added in the _Layout Page.


ej.web.all.min.js - Contains all Syncfusion JS web widgets.

jquery-1.10.1.min.js - Contains the predefined jQuery methods and libraries.

jquery.easing-1.3.min.js - For Animation Support.

Theme files


        @(Html.Syncfusion().StyleManager().Combine(true).Minify(true) .Register(component =>



ej.web.all.min.css – Contains themes for Syncfusion controls.


You can find the scripts and css files in the following locations:

CSS Location: [Installed Location]\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\XX.X.X.XX\JavaScript\assets\css\web

Script Location: [Installed Location]\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\XX.X.X.XX\JavaScript\assets\scripts\web

For CDN reference you can find the CDN links in the following online documentation link.


DLL Location: [Installed Location]\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\XX.X.X.XX\Assemblies

C:\Users\pongeetha\Desktop\Reference Document\note.jpgNote: XX.X.X.XX denotes the version of the Syncfusion studio.

In order to create an application in ASP.NET MVC (EJMVC) and configure the settings manually, refer to the link:


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