By now you’ve probably heard about some of the great advancements and features in Kentico 9. Improved MVC support was one of the most anticipated updates as more and more developers transition to the (not so young) web development pattern. To support this development model, Kentico has reworked some of its core APIs to better allow the creation and utilization of data outside of the core Kentico installation. In addition, a demo MVC project has been offered, demonstrating best practices and use cases when implementing Kentico with ASP.NET MVC.
I decided to give MVC a shot using this demo project and upgrade some existing web parts I had created to the new development pattern. In this blog, I’ll show you how I took the Azure Search Integration Web Part, migrated it to MVC, and then into my demo site.
This blog is the first of a two-part series. Be sure to check DevNet here for Part 2.