Simple jQuery Post example with ASP.NET MVC

In this post, I will create a simple jQuery Post method example using ASP.NET MVC.
First, lets take a look at the controller code. The PostController has 2 action methods, one which just displays the index view and the other one which will be fired when the client browser submits a post request. The post method PostExample, for the sake of simplicity, doesn't do any business logic and just sends back the value it received from client to demonstrate a full cycle. In this case we are using the type as JSON but we could have very well used XML or HTML.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace AjaxSample.Controllers
    public class PostController : Controller
        public ActionResult Index()
            return View();

        public JsonResult PostExample(int count)
            // do some processing here
            var res = new Result {Text = "Received and processed " + count + " successfully."};
            return Json(res);

    public class Result
        public string Text { get; set; }
Now, let's take a look at the view. The view just contains a text box, a button and an empty div tag at the beginning. The script shows that when the button is clicked, a post request is fired with input arguments as the value user entered in the text box. If the operation is successful, the server returns a text message which is applied to the div tag.
Enter count:
<input type="text" id="inp" />
<input type="button" value="Fire a post request" id="btnPost" />
<div id="ajaxDiv">
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
        $('#btnPost').click(function () {
            var enteredData = $('#inp').val();
            $.post("/Post/PostExample", { count: enteredData }, function (data) {
            }, "json");
Here is how the output looks: