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What controllers are and how to create them, and how ASP.NET invokes a controller via URLs ("routing").

  1. Controller Basics

    This MSDN article explains what controllers and action methods are.

  2. Controllers and Routing in MVC 4

    This excellent Pluralsight video explains controllers and routing.

  3. ASP.NET MVC Routing Overview

    Stephen Walther shows how the ASP.NET MVC framework maps browser requests to controller actions.

  4. ASP.NET Routing

    This MSDN article details routing in MVC 3

  5. Filtering in ASP.NET MVC 3

    This MSDN article explains filters, which let you run code either before an action method is called or after an action method has run.

  6. Recommended Resources for MVC

    See "controllers" .

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ASP.NET MVC Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET MVC:

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

by Adam Freeman

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, K. Scott Allen