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ASP.NET MVC - issues with binding a non-sequential list with the default model binder

 

For the ASP.NET MVC default model binder to bind a list successfully, the list must be sequential with unbroken indices.

For the following examples, the server side model will be

public class ItemsModel 
{
    public IList<string> Items { get; set; }
}

Non-sequential form submits when using indexes which don’t start from zero i.e. Item[2], Item[3], etc will result in incomplete form data being loaded by the model binder.

The following will not bind, and will result in the model being NULL:

<input type="text" name="Item[1].Name" value="Item1" />
<input type="text" name="Item[3].Name" value="Item2" />
<input type="text" name="Item[4].Name" value="Item3" />

 

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