Represents an attribute that is used to mark an action method whose output will be cached.
Assembly: System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|CacheProfile||Gets or sets the cache profile name.|
|Duration||Gets or sets the cache duration, in seconds.|
|Location||Gets or sets the location.|
|NoStore||Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to store the cache.|
|Order||Gets or sets the order in which the action filters are executed. (Inherited from FilterAttribute.)|
|SqlDependency||Gets or sets the SQL dependency.|
|TypeId||When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|VaryByContentEncoding||Gets or sets the vary-by-content encoding.|
|VaryByCustom||Gets or sets the vary-by-custom value.|
|VaryByHeader||Gets or sets the vary-by-header value.|
|VaryByParam||Gets or sets the vary-by-parameter value.|
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|OnActionExecuted||Called by the MVC framework after the action method executes. (Inherited from ActionFilterAttribute.)|
|OnActionExecuting||Called by the MVC framework before the action method executes. (Inherited from ActionFilterAttribute.)|
|OnResultExecuted||Called by the MVC framework after the action result executes. (Inherited from ActionFilterAttribute.)|
|OnResultExecuting||Called before the action result executes. (Overrides ActionFilterAttribute.OnResultExecuting(ResultExecutingContext).)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Output caching lets you store the output of an action method in memory on the Web server. For example, if the action method renders a view, the view page will be cached. This cached page is then available to the application for subsequent requests. Output caching saves your application the time and resources it would take to re-create the result of the action method.
In ASP.NET MVC, you can use the attribute to mark action methods whose output you want to cache. If you mark a controller with the attribute, the output of all action methods in the controller will be cached.
The properties contained in are almost the same as the properties of the @ OutputCache directive. The only @ OutputCache property that is not supported by is VaryByControl.
Using a Cache Profile
To avoid code duplication, you can set a cache profile in the Web.config file instead of setting cache values individually in pages. You can then reference the profile by using the CacheProfile property of the OutputCache attribute. The following example shows a section of a Web.config file that sets a cache profile. This cache profile will apply to all pages unless the page overrides these settings.
<system.web> <caching> <outputCacheSettings> <outputCacheProfiles> <add name="MyProfile" duration="60" varyByParam="*" /> </outputCacheProfiles> </outputCacheSettings> </caching> </system.web>
The following example shows how to use to control output caching for the About action method. The attribute sets the cache duration to one minute. Minor changes to the About action method and the About view enable you to see when the view was most recently cached.
If you repeatedly click the tab for the About view, you can see that the page stays cached for 10 seconds, because the OutputCache attribute changed the duration that was set in the Web.config file.
The following example shows the About action method.
The following example shows the About view.