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Define cache profile in MVC.

Posted by  Oasge Christiansen
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Please explain to me briefly about the cache profile within MVC with example.

  1. Re: Define cache profile in MVC.

    We can create a cache profile in the web.config file and it is an alternative to configuring output cache properties by modifying properties of the [OutputCache] attribute. It also offers a couple of important advantages which are as follows.

    •  It Controls how controller actions cache content in one central location.
    •  It creates one cache profile and applies the profile to several controllers or controller actions.
    •  It modifies the web configuration file without recompiling your application.
    •  It disables caching for the application that has already been deployed to production.

    First, take a look at a simple example of a cache profile by creating the cache profile on web.config file. These <caching> section must appear within the <system.web> section.

             <add name = "Cache10Min" duration = "600" varyByParam = "none"/>

    We can apply the Cache10Min profile to a controller action with the [OutputCache] attribute which is as follows.

    [OutputCache(CacheProfile = "Cache10Min")]
    public ActionResult Index(){ 
       var employees = from e in db.Employees
       orderby e.ID
       select e;
       return View(employees);

    Run the application and specify the following URL http://localhost:63004/employee

    Define cache profile in MVC.

    If we invoke the Index() action as shown above then the same time will be returned for 10 Min.