Asp.net framework is a small part of .Net framework for building and running web applications. We can design and develop a web application or website using either Asp.Net MVC for Web Forms. In this article we will see some important difference between Asp.Net Web Forms and Asp.Net MVC.
Difference between WebForm and MVC in Asp.Net
|Asp.Net Web Form||Asp.Net Web MVC|
|Asp.Net Web Form is not an Open Source.||Asp.Net Web MVC is an Open Source.|
|In Asp.Net you will have a server controls like TextBox, Buttons etc.||In Asp.Net MVC you will have html helpers.|
|For client side state management Asp.Net Web Forms supports view state||In Asp.Net MVC view state is not supported.|
|Asp.Net Web Form follows Web Forms Syntax||Asp.Net MVC follow customizable syntax (by default it’a a Razor)|
|Asp.Net Web Form has file-based URLs that means file name exist in the URLs must have its physically file existence.||Asp.Net MVC has route-based URLs means URLs are divided into controllers and actions and it is based on controller and actions, physical file is not required here.|
|In Asp.Net Web Form, ASPX pages are tightly coupled to Code behind(.CS).||In Asp.Net MVC, design (Views) and logic(Controller) are resides separately.|
|In Asp.Net, for consistent look and feels we can use Master Pages.||In Asp.Net, for consistent look and feels we can use Layout views.|
|In Asp.Net, for code re-usability we can use User controls.||In Asp.Net, for code re-usability we can use Partial Views.|
|Asp.Net Web Form follow a traditional event driven development model.||Asp.Net MVC follow MVC (Model, View, Controller) pattern based development model.|
|Asp.Net Web Form has built-in data controls and best for rapid development with powerful data access like repeater, grid etc.||Asp.Net MVC provides full control over html markup and support many features that allow fast and agile development. Asp.Net MVC is is best for developing interactive web application with latest web standards.|
I hope it will help you to identified the basic difference between Asp.Net Web Forms and Asp.Net MVC.