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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC

Responsive HTML, CSS and JavaScript and default framework of MVC5

About Bootstrap for MVC

Bootstrap is a sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development, created and maintained by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton. Bootstrap is available for MVC4 via Nuget or by default in new MVC5 projects.

Popularity

Originally created by a designer and a developer at Twitter, Bootstrap has become one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world.

UI Components

Over a dozen reusable components built to provide iconography, dropdowns, navigation, alerts, popovers, and much more.

JavaScripts

Bring Bootstrap's components to life with over a dozen custom jQuery plugins. Easily include them all, or one by one.

Versions

Bootstrap MVC5

About Bootstrap with MVC5

Bootstrap is installed by default with Visual Studio 2013 and ASP.Net MVC 5.

Compatibility information

MVC: Bootstrap was adopted by Microsoft as the default framework for MVC 5. For MVC 4 please see the instructions provided in the MVC 4 tab.

Browser support: This version is not recomended for IE7 and below. For a complete compatibility matrix please refer to the official Bootstrap website.

Getting started

For detailed setup instructions, please visit the blog post Bootstrap 3 with ASP.NET MVC 5 – Step by Step by My Tec Bits.

Visit PluralSight for a complete training course on Bootstrap 3 by Shawn Wildermuth.

Bootstrap MVC w/ Less

About Bootstrap with MVC5 w/Less

This package is meant to replace or complement the Twitter.Bootstrap package for those using MVC 5, based on the twitter/boostrap LESS source files.

Compatibility information

MVC: This package is meant to replace or complement the Twitter.Bootstrap package for those using MVC 5

Browser support: This version is not recomended for IE7 and below. For a complete compatibility matrix please refer to the official Bootstrap website.

Getting started

Install the NuGet package

Run the following command from the Package manager console.

PM> Install-Package Twitter.Bootstrap.Less

Bootstrap MVC4

About Bootstrap with MVC4

Bootstrap can be used with ASP.NET MVC 4 but requires manual installation.

Compatibility information

MVC: The NuGet package for Bootstrap was designed to work with MVC 4, but may be compatabile with previous verisions of MVC.

Browser support: This version is not recomended for IE7 and below. For a complete compatibility matrix please refer to the official Bootstrap website.

Getting started

For detailed setup instructions, please visit the blog post Setting up a solution with MVC4 and Twitter Bootstrap provided by Macaw.