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  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 5 Lifecycle Document Published

    Fresh out of the oven is a PDF document that charts the lifecycle of every ASP.NET MVC 5 application . Many of you have requested this document over the years and we're glad to finally put it in your hands now. You will find the PDF document very similar to the ASP.NET application lifecycle topic...
  • Blog Post: Enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2

    This post describes how to enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. ASP.NET App Suspend is a big new feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. You can read an overview of ASP.NET App Suspend (including a demonstration...
  • Blog Post: Web Publish how to automate multi-project publish with file system

    The other day I received an email from a customer with a question which I’ve summarized as below. I have a solution containing multiple web projects. One of the projects, _RootSite, is the top level website which I want to publish. It’s an MVC project. I also have other web projects in the same solution...
  • Blog Post: Writing Web API Client Code for Multiple Platforms Using Portable Libraries

    The Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Client Libraries make it easy to write .NET clients that interact with RESTful HTTP services. Unfortunately, until recently the Web API client libraries did not support all platforms. Because of this limitation, developers had to maintain different code, depending on the...
  • Blog Post: Web Deploy (MSDeploy) how to sync a folder

    Today I saw the following question on StackOverflow MSDeploy - Deploying Contents of a Folder to a Remote IIS Server and decided to write this post to answer the question. Web Deploy (aka MSDeploy) uses a provider model and there are a good number of providers available out of the box. To give you an...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio project compatibility and VisualStudioVersion

    One of the most requested features of Visual Studio 2012 was the ability to open projects in both VS 2012 as well as VS 2010 ( requires VS 2010 SP1 ). In case you haven’t heard we did implement that feature. You may be wondering how we were able to do this and how this may impact you. If you open the...
  • Blog Post: Profile specific web.config transforms and transform preview

    When we released VS2010 we add support for web.config (XDT) transforms during publish/package. Note: From now on I’ll only use the word publish from now on but the full content relates to packaging as well. In the original implementation when you published your web project the web.config file would be...
  • Blog Post: More info on publish links in Visual Studio 2012

    Within the web publishing tools in Visual Studio there are a few places where we point to more resources. For example if you open a VS publish profile (.pubxml) file you will see a link in the comments pointing to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=208121 . Note: you can find the VS publish profiles...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Web Publish Updates

    Last week we rolled out some updates for our Visual Studio 2010 Web Publishing Experience. This post will give you an overview of the new features which we released. In the coming weeks there will be more posts getting into more details regarding individual features. You can get these updates in the...
  • Blog Post: XDT (web.config) Transforms in non-web projects

    One of the really cool features that we shipped for Visual Studio 2010 was web.config (XDT) transformations . Because the transformations are so simple and straightforward one of the first questions that someone asks after using it is “how can I use this in my other projects?” Unfortunately this feature...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 MVC 2 Upgrade Wizard

    Prior to the RTM release of Visual Studio 2010, the only way to upgrade an ASP.Net MVC 1 application to ASP.Net MVC 2 was to use Eilon Lipton’s tool . With the release of Visual Studio 2010 you will now be able to open your MVC 1 projects in Visual Studio 2010 and upgrade them to ASP.Net MVC 2 projects...
  • Blog Post: Free Sandbox Hosting for Visual Studio 2010 RC and ASP.NET 4.0 RC from ORCS Web

    ORCS Web has updated their Hosting Sandbox for Visual Studio 2010 RC and ASP.NET 4.0 RC. http://vs2010host.com To learn more about the new Web Deployment features in Visual Studio 2010 check out this Step by Step Walkthrough on Web 1-Click Publish with VS 2010 To provide feedback on the RC please visit...
  • Blog Post: ASP.Net MVC in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 contains ASP.Net MVC 2 in the box so there is no need to install an out of band update to Visual Studio 2010 to develop ASP.Net MVC applications. Phil Haack posted about the in-box experience for Beta 2 andd also provides some info on how to upgrade your ASP.Net MVC 1 apps to...
  • Blog Post: Single Project Add View in ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2

    Last week we released ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2008 Sp1. In the box support for single project areas is now included and the Add View tool has been modified to streamline this scenario. A walkthrough that creates two simple single project areas can be found here . If you follow the steps...
  • Blog Post: Updated NUnit Templates for ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM

    ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM has been out for a while and I noticed that people are still downloading an NUnit sample project I created for ASP.Net MVC Preview 3. Since then an AccountController class and a corresponding set of unit tests have been added to the MVC Application project. I created an updated set...
  • Blog Post: Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild

    This post is next in the series of VS 2010 articles that we have been putting together to dive into the Web Deployment improvements with VS 2010 and IIS.  I would recommend reading the the preceding posts to get an overview of all the scenarios supported: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web...
  • Blog Post: Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010

    In the earlier post I highlighted various investments that we are making in Visual Studio 2010 and IIS to make Web Deployment easier.  You can read that post below: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets...
  • Blog Post: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

    Today, deploying a web application is not as easy as it should be. Whether you are deploying your web to a shared hosting environment and paying monthly to maintain it OR whether you have a web server/s managed by your enterprise, there are a lot of manual steps involved in getting your application from...
  • Blog Post: T4 Templates: A Quick-Start Guide for ASP.NET MVC Developers

    As mentioned in our recent blog post on the ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate , our code-generation features (namely, Add Controller and Add View) now use the T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) templating technology behind the scenes. Because users can customize the templates to a great extent, we...
  • Blog Post: What’s New For MVC Tools in the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate

    The ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate (RC) is finally out, and we wanted to give returning MVC users as well as new MVC users an overview of what the tooling in Visual Studio provides. The MVC 1.0 RC can be downloaded right now here ( Release Notes ). Please note that this release will work with both...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 for Web Developer - Videos

    At PDC 2008 in LA and TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona we announced key new features for Visual Studio 2010 for Web Developers... Apart from our focus on MVC, Dynamic Data, Silverlight and other key ASP.NET runtime functionality, this was the first time we announced the key investments pillars for Web Developers...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Installer

    Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx . Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features. This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tips of the Day – Week 6

    Silverlight Tip of the  Day #39 Title : How to Create a Zoom Toolbar. Demo: http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/66033/Zoom%20Toolbar/iframe.html Silverlight Tip of the Day #38 Title: How to Customize the Silverlight Install Experience. Silverlight Tip of the Day #37 Title: How to Dynamically...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Tooling Updates And Updated NUnit Test Project Templates

    Note: Please see this post for an updated set of templates created for ASP.NET MVC RTM: http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2009/04/28/updated-nunit-templates-for-asp-net-mvc-1-0-rtm.aspx Earlier this week ScottGu announced the release of ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 and outlined some recent changes...
  • Blog Post: Catch our team at TechEd 2008 - Orlando.

    Every year we send a team to TechEds to meet you, our customers. They will be at the event site from 8.30 AM to 6.00 PM to answer your questions from June 3rd to June 6th. This time we have the following representatives at TechEd. ASP.NET Team: Kathy Carper, Scott Hunter, Simon Calvert, Clay Compton...
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