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Learn MVC Using Angular UI-Router

Looking for a better way to maintain your web application views? Learn how to use Angular UI-Router and ASP.NET MVC to get the job done.

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Angular UI is a routing framework for a client-side, single page application and navigates from one view to another view. Angular UI-Router, however, is not just the “Route URL”; it maintains the application views based on a hierarchical tree of state. UI-Router provides a different approach than ngRoute, which we will be going over in this article. Also, the Angular UI-Router GitHub page can be found here

Why Do We Use Angular UI-Router?

ngRoute is an Angular Core module, which is good for a basic route concept, but UI-Router contributes two different types of concepts, which are given below.

  • State of the Application.
  • Nested views of the complex page.

Example of a Nested View

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How to Use UI-Router in ASP.NET MVC

Step 1

Open Visual Studio 2017 and go to File > New > Project.

Select the Web template and ASP.NET Web Application, as shown below:

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Step 2

Choose MVC in ASP.NET 4.6 templates.

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After the popup window, it will directly open the project solution, as shown below.

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Step 3

Download AngularJS and the Angular UI-Router file.

  • AngularJS Link.
  • Angular UI-Router Link.
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Create the new folder app, and add HTML and Javascript files, as shown above.

Let’s show the file name and the code.


<div class="jumbotron text-center">  
    <h1>AngularJS UI Route</h1>  
    <a ui-sref=".template" class="btn btn-primary">Nested State</a>  
    <a ui-sref=".list" class="btn btn-primary"> Nested State with Ctrl </a>  
    <a class="btn btn-primary" ui-sref="multipleview">Multiple View</a>    
<div ui-view></div>  


<div>Language List</div>  
        <li ng-repeat="Lang in Language">{ Lang }</li>  


<table class="table table-hover table-striped table-bordered">  
            <td>Car List</td>  


        <tr ng-repeat="Car in CarList">  
            <td>{ Car}</td>  



<button class="btn btn-primary"  ui-sref="home">Home</button>  

<div class="row">  

    <div class="col-sm-12">  
        <div ui-view="ViewOne"></div>  

<div class="row">  
    <div class="col-sm-6">  
        <div ui-view="ViewTwo"></div>  
    <div class="col-sm-6">  
        <div ui-view="ViewThree"></div>  


var uiroute = angular  
       .module('uiroute', ['ui.router']);   


uiroute.config(function ($stateProvider, $urlRouterProvider) {  


        // State managing   
        .state('home', {  
            url: '/home',  
            templateUrl: '/App/Test/home.html'  
         // nested list with data  
        .state('home.template', {  
            url: '/template',  
            template: 'Welcome to the C# Corner'  

        // nested list with controller  
        .state('home.list', {  
            url: '/list',  
            templateUrl: '/App/Test/homelist.html',  
            controller: function ($scope) {  
                $scope.Language = ['C#', 'VB', 'JavaScript','PHP'];  

        // State with multiple views  
        .state('multipleview', {  
            url: '/multipleview',  
            views: {  
                '': { templateUrl: '/App/Test/multipleview.html' },  
                'ViewOne@multipleview': { template: 'Welcome to the C# Corner!' },  
                'ViewTwo@multipleview': {  
                    templateUrl: '/App/Test/dataList.html',  
                    controller: 'CarController'  
                'ViewThree@multipleview': {  
                    templateUrl: '/App/Test/homelist.html',  
                    controller: function ($scope) {  
                        $scope.Language = ['C#', 'VB', 'JavaScript', 'PHP'];  




uiroute.controller('CarController', function ($scope) {  

    $scope.CarList = ['Audi', 'BMW', 'Bugatti', 'Jaguar'];  


Route Module

“ui-router” - dependence module.

“$stateProvider, $urlRouterProvider” – state and route provider.

“$state”- Getting a parameter as a service.

“$urlRouterProvider.otherwise” - default route provider.

“ui-view” - template view directive.

“ui-sref” - link directive.

“uiroute” – this is the module name and mentions ng-app directive.

Step 4

Link the corresponding files in _Layout.html and mention the ui-view here, as shown below:


<div ui-view></div>  


<!DOCTYPE html>  
    <meta charset="utf-8" />  
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">  
    <title>@ViewBag.Title - My ASP.NET Application</title>  

    <div class="navbar navbar-inverse navbar-fixed-top">  
        <div class="container">  
            <div class="navbar-header">  
                <button type="button" class="navbar-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse">  
                    <span class="icon-bar"></span>  
                    <span class="icon-bar"></span>  
                    <span class="icon-bar"></span>  


    <div class="container body-content" ng-app="uiroute">  
        <hr />  
            <p>© @DateTime.Now.Year - My ASP.NET Application</p>  

    <script src="~/Plugin/angular/angular.min.js"></script>  
    <script src="~/Plugin/angular-ui-router/release/angular-ui-router.min.js"></script>  
    <script src="~/App/App.module.js"></script>  
    <script src="~/App/App.config.js"></script>  
    <script src="~/App/CarController.js"></script>  
    @RenderSection("scripts", required: false)  

Step 5

Once the above step completes, run the Application or click F5. The output is opened as a default browser. 

Output 1 - Following $State

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Output 2

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Output 3 - Nested View Using Controller

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Output 4 - Multiple Views of the Single Page

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In this article, we have seen MVC, using Angular UI-Router. If you have any queries, please ask me in the comments section. Happy coding!

If you enjoyed this article, please refer to my other article on JavaScript: Learn Basics Of MVC Using AngularJS

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