Monday, January 13, 2014

The model type is invalid. please select an item from the list ( ASP.Net MVC)


If any one face this problem, hear is one solution

While creating/Add controller for Entity Framework in Asp.Net MVC3 OR MVC4

As per this website

  • Controller name: MoviesController. (This is the default. )
  • Template: Controller with read/write actions and views, using Entity Framework.
  • Model class: Movie (MvcMovie.Models).
  • Data context class: MovieDBContext (MvcMovie.Models).
  • Views: Razor (CSHTML). (The default.)

when we click on "Add" Button the application show one alert message "The model type is invalid. please select an item from the list"

Before adding MoviesController we need to built the project before proceed to this step.

Click on Run Button to built the project and now add controller with above steps.

I hope you problem will be solved.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

How to install Node.js, npm, and use them?

1 Go to and click on Install button, 
2.. Download node and install it
3.. Create an empty folder on your hard disk
     3.1) check environment path of nodejs using command prompt
            a) C:\>set %PATH%
             If it is not showing any path regarding node then set the environment path
            b) C:\>set path=%PATH%;C:\Program Files\nodejs\
4.. Create an package.json file with the following content
      Ex: C:\Program Files\nodejs\package.json
    "name": "App",
    "version": "0.0.1",
    "description": "App",
    "dependencies": {
        "": "latest"
    "author": "developer"
5.. Open windows's command prompt (press Windows key + R and type cmd)
6.. Navigate to your newly created directory with cd command
7.. Type npm install in that directory
      7.1) If you face any problem like file not found for package.json then go to nodejs path
             C:\Program Files\nodejs\ and then type npm install
8.. Wait till everything is downloaded and installed
9.. Create a file app.js with the following content:
var app = require('http').createServer(handler)
  , io = require('').listen(app)
  , fs = require('fs')


function handler (req, res) {
  fs.readFile(__dirname + '/index.html',
  function (err, data) {
    if (err) {
      return res.end('Error loading index.html');


io.sockets.on('connection', function (socket) {
  socket.emit('news', { hello: 'world' });
  socket.on('my other event', function (data) {
10.. Create a file index.html with the following content
<script src="/"></script>
  var socket = io.connect('http://localhost');
  socket.on('news', function (data) {
    socket.emit('my other event', { my: 'data' });
11.. Again, go to the command prompt (console) and type node app.js. This will run nodejs server and you may open localhost:3000