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  • Blog Post: Profile and Time your ASP.NET MVC app all the way to Azure

    Successful web app dev teams generally consider performance a requirement from the beginning,  not an afterthought. Performance should be considered in all phases of a project, from design and into production, including updates to the app. That's not to say you should try to optimize code before...
  • Blog Post: Updating the MVC Facebook API

    Over the past several months Facebook made changes to their application development APIs that were incompatible with the MVC Facebook support. We have been working on updates while the Facebook API kept evolving, and on 4/30/2014 Facebook announced a two-year stability guarantee . This was a fantastic...
  • Blog Post: Enabling the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) in ASP.NET applications

    The .NET languages team recently announced the availability and open sourcing of a public preview of “Roslyn”, the new .NET Compiler Platform . This is the long awaited .NET “compiler as a service” that represents the future of languages and compilation for .NET. You can download a preview including...
  • 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: Scaffolding ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer-based-models

    The ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer (Entity Designer) is a GUI tool for editing Entity Framework models. You can use the Entity Designer to visually create and modify entities, associations, mappings, and inheritance relationships. You can also use the tool to validate the model. When you build the...
  • Blog Post: Attribute Routing in ASP.NET MVC 5

    Routing is how ASP.NET MVC matches a URI to an action. MVC 5 supports a new type of routing, called attribute routing . As the name implies, attribute routing uses attributes to define routes. Attribute routing gives you more control over the URIs in your web application. The earlier style of routing...
  • Blog Post: Scaffolding asynchronous MVC and Web API controllers for Entity Framework 6

    Brief Entity Framework 6 introduces support for the .NET 4.5 asynchronous programming pattern using the async and await keywords. And in Visual Studio 2013 RC we’re making it easier for you to take advantage of this new capability by optionally generating asynchronous code when you scaffold...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET hosts six community created SPA templates now

    Since announcement of 4 community created Single Page Application templates when releasing ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 in February 2013, the community has done some updates to the templates and released 2 more templates: Backbone template and Breeze/Angular template.  You can view the details and...
  • Blog Post: MVC Single Page Application Template for ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2

    With the final release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2, we refreshed single page application page on asp.net .  It talks about KnockoutJS Template and introduced 4 community created SPA templates that you can install as MVC templates. There are four improvements for the MVC SPA template RTM release...
  • Blog Post: MVC Single Page Application Template Update for ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

    We added a C# MVC Single Page Application (SPA) template in ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update BUILD Preview. John Papa had written a detailed blog about the preview version . With help of John Papa’s detailed feedback and sample code, we’ve rewritten and reorganized the JavaScript code to make it more structured...
  • Blog Post: The new Facebook application template and library for ASP.NET MVC

    If you’re looking to build a Facebook App using ASP.NET MVC, then you’re in the right place. With the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 , we’ve added lots of updates to our Facebook Application template and library since we first introduced it in the Preview. The library, Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc.Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Deploying your first Facebook App on Azure using ASP.NET MVC Facebook Template

    Today we announced the preview for ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update and one of the cool features we added to the update is the Facebook Application Template . This template includes a new library that makes it easier to develop Facebook applications using ASP.NET MVC. Here is the tutorial to learn more about...
  • Blog Post: An ASP.NET Open Source How-To Decoder Ring

    As you probably know, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages are available as open source on aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com . If you want to go beyond using the official RTM versions and either use the latest nightly drops, compile it yourself, or create pull requests then here’s a decoder ring for how to...
  • Blog Post: Running ASP.NET MVC 3 Applications on Azure

    Microsoft recently released the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.4 (August 2011) update which includes a new ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Role project template which makes it easier to deploy an MVC 3 application to Azure. Let’s walk through this process end-to-end. Step 1 – Install the tools...
  • Blog Post: The Aspnet Compiler Build Task in Visual Studio 2010 ASP.Net MVC 2 Projects

    If you crack open the project file in an ASP.Net MVC 2 application (in notepad or unload your project and then click “ Edit *.proj” ), you will notice an interesting line. <MvcBuildViews>false</MvcBuildViews> This is an option to enable a post build task that will run the Asp_net...
  • 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: 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: ASP.Net MVC for Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 Codeplex

    ASP.Net MVC for Visual Studio 2010 is available for download here: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=28527 . There is no new functionality but you should be able to upgrade your applications to target the 4.0 framework (or leave them as is) if you would like to play...
  • 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: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 now Live!

    ASP.NET MVC 1.0 is now Live. You can download it right now here . Also check out Phil Haack’s post on the release. If you are new to MVC, please check out our previous posts for more information and links to many useful blogs and resources. Alternatively, check out the official site for tutorials, videos...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 2

    ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 2 is live ! Check out Phil Haack’s blog, Haacked.com , for information on the new installer and some other general release info. The release is mostly focused on responding to customer feedback but there are some minor tooling improvements and bug fixes that are worth calling...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix Available for ASP.NET MVC Crashes With Azure/Power Commands/Resharper

    If you have been experiencing Visual Studio crashes when opening view pages in design view or having trouble installing ASP.NET MVC due to problems with third party add-ins such as Power Commands, please try out the just released CLR hotfix here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads...
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