ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1 is released!

ASP.NET MVC 2 first preview is released to public now and you can download it from Microsoft download site. Here is short overview of technical requirements and main new features of ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 1.

System requirements
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008,
  • .Net Framework SP 1,
  • Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, or Visual Web Developers 2008 SP1
New features
  • areas support – allows to group and partition functionality in large ASP.NET MVC applications,
  • DataAnnotation validation support – ASP.NET MVC 2 is able to use same data annotation mechanism as ASP.NET Dynamic Data and .NET RIA Services do,
  • strongly typed UI helpers – let you use strong-typed lambda expressions when referencing the view template’s model object,
  • UI Helper templating support – new methods to bind custom editors and displays to model properties,
  • other cool features – find out by yourself :)


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Gunnar Peipman

Gunnar Peipman is ASP.NET, Azure and SharePoint fan, Estonian Microsoft user group leader, blogger, conference speaker, teacher, and tech maniac. Since 2008 he is Microsoft MVP specialized on ASP.NET.

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