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

  1. ASP.NET Routing

    This MSDN article was written for MVC 3 but is still a good introduction to the subject of ASP.NET routing.

  2. MVC Controllers and Routing

    This excellent Pluralsight video was created for MVC 4 but is still a good introduction to controllers and routing.

  3. MVC Filtering

    This MSDN article explains filters, which let you run code either before an action method is called or after an action method has run. The article was written for MVC 3 but contains information still relevant to the current version.

  4. Recommended Resources for MVC

    See the Routing section.

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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