Knockout – quick asp.net mvc sample

Steve Sanderson has released knockout  – read more here about what knockout is.

Knockout is a JavaScript library that makes it easier to create rich, desktop-like user interfaces with JavaScript and HTML, using observers to make your UI automatically stay in sync with an underlying data model. It works particularly well with the MVVM pattern, offering declarative bindings somewhat like Silverlight but without the browser plugin.

Well, as a fan of his asp.net mvc book (Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework (mvc1) and just recent release of Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 – and please note – knockout isn’t at all associated or tied to asp.net mvc!) – I was quickly wanting to take his editor sample – which was so elegantly put together – and simple show a way to pass json data from a controller action to his sample.

Here is the sample code.

I’m not going to go too much into knockout – simply because Steve’s post and sample page describe it very well.  I do think this is a good follow up to a post a made regarding jTemplates. 

Enjoy!

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