Three weeks ago we held our MIX 2011 conference in Las Vegas. MIX is one of my favorite events of the year, and the conference always has a ton of great content and announcements. All of the keynotes and breakout sessions from the event can be watched online for free here. I’ll be doing a few posts in the upcoming weeks that also cover some highlights from it.
One of the announcements I made in my Day 1 keynote was the release of an ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update. This update is a small, but very tasty, update that includes a bunch of really nice tooling improvements for ASP.NET MVC 3. You can install it from the http://asp.net/mvc site (just click the installer).
The ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update can be installed on top of the original ASP.NET MVC 3 release (no need to uninstall it if you already have it installed) or just installed directly on a clean machine (there is no need to have the original ASP.NET MVC 3 bits already installed).
The ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools update only includes Visual Studio tooling improvements and default project template changes – it does not include any changes to the ASP.NET MVC 3 runtime binaries. Because it uses the same ASP.NET MVC 3 runtime binaries as our original January release, there is no need to update existing MVC 3 projects you are working on or make any code changes to them.
The ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update includes a bunch of nice tooling improvements for ASP.NET MVC 3 including:
I’m going to do several blog posts in the days and weeks ahead that cover the above features and how to take advantage of them. You can also learn more about the release (and see it in action) from the following posts/videos:
Hope this helps,
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