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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: 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: Debug ScriptBundle results in 404 if virtualPath parameter contains a dot

    I spent some time debuging a ScriptBundle problem last Friday and want to share my experience. The original code in a MVC project App_Start/BundleConfig.cs file: Code Snippet bundles.Add( new ScriptBundle ( "~/bundles/jquery.signalR" ).Include( "~/Scripts/jquery.signalR-{version...
  • 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: How to package .NET assemblies

    If we want to package and deploy .NET assemblies for a web application only, we can simply reference them and change their “Copy Local” property to “True”.  For example, we can do the following to package a MVC project from VS2010. Create a MVC project In its references, change the following three...
  • 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...
  • 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: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate now available in Web Platform Installer

    ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RC can now be installed with Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx Here is a quick description of Web Platform Installer from the Web Platform Installer website: “The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that...
  • 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: JScript IntelliSense FAQ

    I've been reading through the 70 or so comments on our last 2 jQuery posts.  There have been a lot of great questions.  Apologies for not being able to answer them sooner (I was busy preparing for Dev Connections).  Instead of answering them inline with the comments, I'll try to paraphrase...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Beta Released!

    Today we released ASP.NET MVC Beta, available here on the Microsoft Download Center.  The release is installable to Visual Studio 2008 (either RTM or SP1) or Visual Web Developer Express (SP1 only), and includes a "Go Live" grant in the license.  Scott Guthrie has written an excellent...
  • 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: Tips & Tricks: Upgrading Projects from ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 to Preview 2 (MIX 2008)

      If you previously had ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 (CTP 1) and had already created a few projects on it then you might have to take this additional step to convert your project to ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 (MIX 2008) [After installing MVC Preview 2 ( Resources here )]. In ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 we introduced...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 2 (Mix 2008) Resources

    I am attempting to compile the relevant resources for ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 2 at one place so that you will not have to keep searching around... ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 Download Location: Preview 2 Download (English-US) - Microsoft.com download location to get the latest MVC bits... ASP...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Test Framework Integration Walkthrough

    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 Vishal’s earlier blog post, ASP.NET MVC Test Framework Integration , outlined the motivation and steps for...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Test Framework Integration

    Previously I gave an overview of new tooling features for ASP.NET MVC Framework that we are hoping to make available during MIX 2008 timeframe. You can read more about Overview of MVC Tooling Features for MIX 2008 here . Goals: ASP.NET MVC Framework is Microsoft's implementation of MVC framework which...
  • Blog Post: Tooling Features Overview of ASP.NET MVC Framework for MIX 2008

    There has been a tremendous positive response on ASP.NET MVC Framework from the community since we released the December 2007 CTP of ASP.NET Extensions . With MIX 2008 coming closer our teams have been super busy in trying to bring out value additions to ASP.NET MVC Framework. ScottGu, in his ASP.NET...
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