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Sardar Mudassar Ali Khan
Sardar Mudassar Ali Khan

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Using data transfer object as the model in MVC

In the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, a Data Transfer Object (DTO) is a useful concept for transferring data between different components of the application. It is often used to encapsulate data and pass it between the Model, View, and Controller.

Let's assume you have a Model named "Mudassar" representing a person's information. To use a DTO in this scenario, you can create a separate class to represent the data transfer object. Here's an example:

public class MudassarDTO
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age { get; set; }
    public string Email { get; set; }
    // Additional properties can be added as per your requirements
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In this example, the MudassarDTO class is a simple DTO that contains properties for name, age, and email.

Now, in your MVC application, you can use this DTO to transfer data between different components. For instance, in the Controller, you might have an action method that retrieves the data from the Model and transfers it to the View using the DTO:

public class MudassarController : Controller
    public ActionResult Details()
        // Assuming you have a Mudassar model object with data
        Mudassar mudassarModel = GetMudassarFromDatabase();

        // Creating a DTO and mapping the data from the model
        MudassarDTO mudassarDTO = new MudassarDTO
            Name = mudassarModel.Name,
            Age = mudassarModel.Age,
            Email = mudassarModel.Email

        return View(mudassarDTO);

    // Other controller actions
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In the above example, the Details action method retrieves the data from the Model (assuming you have a method GetMudassarFromDatabase that fetches the Mudassar model from the database). It then creates a MudassarDTO object, maps the relevant data from the model to the DTO, and passes the DTO object to the View.

Finally, in the corresponding View, you can access the properties of the DTO to display the data:

@model MudassarDTO

<h1>Mudassar Details</h1>

<p>Name: @Model.Name</p>
<p>Age: @Model.Age</p>
<p>Email: @Model.Email</p>
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In the above View, @Model represents the MudassarDTO object, and you can access its properties (Name, Age, and Email) to display the details.

This example demonstrates how you can use a DTO to transfer data between the Model, Controller, and View in an MVC application.

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