Archive for the ‘MVC View Engines’ Category
As I explained in Shaver View Engine: a more in-depth look, Shaver is a framework for an extensible view engine that allows views to be written in Razor syntax, captures the HTML/CSS output using the Razor view engine and then makes that output available for use via extension points so that the original Razor view can be repurposed to produce any output you want or perform additional tasks prior to returning to the browser, or both.
If the output you want can be produced from HTML, or make use of HTML, Shaver facilitates this but does nothing with the output itself: that task is left up to concrete implementations of the View Engine. Shaver is an abstract View Engine and we need concrete implementations in order to do anything useful.
This post is going to concentrate on a simple concrete implementation of the Shaver View Engine, LoggingViewEngine. The LoggingViewEngine returns the view as normal but first logs the rendered HTML via Log4Net. And all that is required to achieve this functionality is to change the View’s extension to cslog …