Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in ASP.NET, Microsoft | 0 comments

In my recent project my client wanted to have index options for authors / manufacturers. Like the following A B C D.. E I just wanted to make changes in my cshtml itself and dont want to change anything in the controllers or dont want to make it complicated. I may be very lazy ;-). So I came up with this idea. As you aware, MVC binds Model to view. I am using IList<Authors>. So I used the following code in my view. <div id=”pagination-bottom” class=”pagination pagination-centered”> @if (Model.Count > 0) { List<string> alpha = Model.Select(u => u.Name.Substring(0, 1)).Distinct().ToList<String>(); alpha.Sort(); <ul class=’unstyled’> @foreach (string al in alpha) { <li><a href=”@Request.Url.Scheme://@Request.Url.Authority@Request.Url.LocalPath?filter=@al”> @al</a></li> } </ul> } </div>   IList<ManufacturerModel> filteredModel; filteredModel = Model; var filter = Request.QueryString[“filter”]; if (filter != null) { filteredModel = Model.Where(m => m.Name.StartsWith(filter)).ToList<ManufacturerModel>(); }   Hope this helps some one in need…...

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