Here is one trivial question, but I am not sure how to handle that. I need to display list of categories on every page, and to be able to choose items from specific category to be displayed. I use mvc, and chosen to create user control that will display categories. My question is: What is the best approach to pass data to user control. I already found some blog posts

I would like also to hear your opinion.

PS. I'd like to hear Jeff's opinion, especially because of his experience with UC's on Stackoverflow

+2  A: 

I'm using mvc components, which replaced ascx user controls in preview 4.
So, you call components action from View, which then choose View to render. You can pass data in this call also.

+1  A: 

it is the mvc futures project. i will probably try this I need to render menu with categories.

Dragan Panjkov