ASP.NET MVC 2 Released

Today Scott Guthrie announced on his blog the release of ASP.NET MVC 2. The release is now available for VS 2008/Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with ASP.NET 3.5. You can download and install it from the following locations:

As with the first release, Microsoft is releasing the source code if you want to take a look at what makes MVC tick. That can be downloaded from here.

ASP.NET MVC 2 can be installed side by side with ASP.NET MVC 1. If you want to upgrade your existing ASP.NET MVC 1 website to ASP.NET MVC 2, Microsoft have created a white paper with instructions on how to do this. That can be downloaded from here.

Some of the new features added to ASP.NET MVC 2 are:

· Strongly typed HTML helpers

· Areas

· Asynchronous controllers

· Auto-Scaffold UI Helpers with template customization

· Enhanced client and server model validation

A comprehensive list of all the new features can be found here.

About The Author

Malcolm Sheridan is a Microsoft awarded MVP in ASP.NET and regular presenter at conferences and user groups throughout Australia. Being an ASP.NET Insider, his focus is on web technologies and has been for the past 10 years. He loves working with ASP.NET MVC these days and also loves getting his hands dirty with JavaScript. He also blogs regularly at Follow him on twitter @malcolmsheridan

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