Artisteer ASP.NET MVC 4 plugin

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Finally I could find some inspiration for creating the Artisteer ASP.NET MVC 4 plugin.
It actually wasn’t that much work, but I have a job to do as well😉

If you don’t know Artisteer or need to install it you can click the banner below.

Artisteer - Web Design Generator

To install the plugin you should use Artisteer 4.0 or above.

Open Artisteer and go to File->Export->More Templates… and you will see something like this:

Click on ‘New’ and you will see the ASP.NET MVC 4 plugin, install it and it should appear in the export dropdown in your top window menu.

The plugin will create an ASP.NET MVC4 project that can be opened in Visual Studio 2012.

It’s based on the default ASP.NET MVC4 project template, so there is still quite some work to do for optimization.

If you have any suggestions please let me know.

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29 thoughts on “Artisteer ASP.NET MVC 4 plugin

  1. Robert Jurado says:

    Love Artisteer … Thanks for the MVC 4 plug in!!! by the way, I noticed that I created a menu with Item with Sub pages, After exporting it and opened it with VS2012, it is not showing the submenu. Any ideas? Thanks a lot

    • Robert Jurado says:

      Never mind… It was my mistake. I actually exported the project, open it, and it works. I think my issue was that I started with MVC 3 export and tried to replace the files with your MVC 4 files. Thank you again. Great work!

  2. Edward says:

    Hey Chris,

    I notice that when artisteer is exporting to mVC 4, the dropdown menu does not work or the dropdown child menu does not dropdown to display. I tried to modify the html that was generated but it is too complex. Do you plans to fix this in the next release.

  3. Ian says:

    Just trialled the new MVC4 plugin for Artisteer.

    Brilliant! Took less than a day to create a new design and then integrate it into a vanilla C# MVC4 project – looks really cool.

    Thanks Chriz for your hard work.


  4. adhikz says:

    Hey Chris where can I download all the plugings from. Itz nt allowing me to install them. I want to add it maually. Please help.

    • There should be a partial view called _DefaultMenu.cshtml in the Views->Shared folder (if not visible click on ‘show all files’ in the top menu of the solution explorter and include it in the project).
      You can replace this with your own menu.

  5. Hi,

    Like a lot of people, I’ve only the home edition of Artisteer (for 2 sites per year it’s enought) BUT I will use the CMS Composite C1 ( in Asp.Net MVC Razor and the license of your template is open source.

    Is it possible that adapt your source for this CMS (so having source on Git or SVN first) ?

    Best regards

    • When you install the plugin from the marketplace, you can find the source code somewhere in the folder C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Artisteer\Artisteer4\Library\Data\Templates

  6. Hello Chris,

    Do you mind send to me all of your plugins (C:\Program Files\Artisteer 4\Library\Data\Templates) ? Please, i need all plugins. I can’t install them because my upgrade period was expired. I don’t want to upgrade artisteer anymore. Thank you.

  7. Andrea says:

    Unfortunately my license has expired and I do not go to merket, if you can kindly send it to you that you’re the author.

    Thank you.

  8. Mike says:

    Hi Chris! I like the plugin; however, I just switched over to Artisteer 4.2 and the plugin in exporting empty packages.config and web.config files. Thoughts?

  9. Oleg says:

    Dear author! I
    wok with Visual Studio and thinking about to purchase Artisteer. Unfortunately, trial version of Artisteer does not allow to install plugin. Can you please export any template and send it to me, so it’s make possible to test the result before buying Artisteer. Or maybe somebody in this forum, who have plugin installed, can do it (any template)?
    Thank you and Happy Christmas!!!

  10. thanks for this chris – in a previous job, i8 used artisteer to create the base html/css and then ported it over to mvc (v2 in those days). coming back fresh a few years later and looking at artisteer v4 and your plugin really is very inspiring – i’ve still to try this out but the promise is great.

    cheers again

  11. No he probado abrir la plantilla con VS2012, tengo VS2013 y alli no abre la plantilla que exporto con artisteer 4.2 como Visual Studio MVC4.
    Si en este comentario pudiera mandarles las imagenes de error lo haria, pero no hay como.

    en ingles:
    I have not tried opening the template with VS2012, VS2013 and there have not open the exported template with artisteer 4.2 as Visual Studio MVC4.
    If this review could send them pictures of the error it would, but there is no way.

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