Using reCAPTCHA With ASP.NET MVC Forms, Part 1

Google's "no CAPTCHA" reCAPTCHA update makes the process of answering CAPTCHA challenges virtually painless to humans while actually improving the security against bots. Due to the improved usability, we decided to include this in our own contact form. With a standard form using a full postback, this is a pretty straightforward process. However, using ajax validation and form submission proved to be a little bit trickier- we'll get to that in a later post. In this post, we'll cover how to use Google's reCAPTCHA with ASP.NET MVC's Html.BeginForm() Razor helper method to provide security against spammers while maintaining a nice user experience. Read on