Thank You For Helping Me With My Job With ASP.NET MVC, code, mvc 0 comments suggest edit

I have a set of little demos apps I’ve been working on that I want to release to the public. I need to clean them up a bit (you’d be surprised how much I swear in comments) and make sure they work with the CTP. Hopefully I will publish them on my blog over the next few weeks.

In the meanwhile, there’s some great stuff being posted by the community I want to call out. All these great posts are making my life easier.

  • Routing Revisited
    • Sean Lynch talks about some interesting route scenarios. Currently the Route object doesn’t support all the scenarios he is attempting. This is good feedback and we’re already looking into it. He mentioned wanting Subtext-style URLs. You better believe I’m going to bring this up. ;) He also brings up a good point clarifying which Page templates in the Add New Item dialog to select when working with master pages. I’m sorry that dialog is crazy busy.
  • Using with ASP.NET MVC
    • Chad Myers does some fancy schmancy AJAX stuff with ASP.NET MVC and the ever so flashy framework. What! No JQuery?! ;) Hasn’t anyone told Chad that Ajax is just a fad? All the interactivity you’ll ever need is in the <blink /> tag.
  • ASP.NET MVC Framework - Create your own IRouteHandler
    • Fredik Normén didn’t like the fact that IControllerFactory.GetController takes in the type of the controller (something we’re definitely looking at) because it made it more difficult to use Spring.NET. So he went an implemented his own IControllerFactory and his own IRouteHandler. This is a great demonstration of how to swap out a couple of nodes in the “snake diagram” with your own implementation. While it’s a validation of our extensibility story that he was able to accomplish this scenario, the fact that he needed to do all this also highlights areas for improvements.
  • MvcContrib Open Source Project Call for Participation
    • Jeffrey Palermo writes about a brand spanking new OSS project to build useful tools and libraries for MVC. Gotta give them credit for starting an OSS project on a CTP technology the day before it launched.

It is really great to see people building demos and applications on top of ASP.NET MVC. Learing about the rough areas that you run into doing real-world tasks is immensely valuable feedback.


We have an official ASP.NET MVC forum now for discussing…surprise surprise…ASP.NET MVC. If you have questions about ASP.NET MVC, I encourage you ask them there for the benefit of others. Feel free to comment on my blog if you don’t get a satisfactory answer in a reasonable amount of time.

Even better, jump in and help answer questions!


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10 responses

  1. Avatar for Jeffrey Palermo
    Jeffrey Palermo December 12th, 2007

    Glad to help out.

  2. Avatar for Sam Gentile
    Sam Gentile December 12th, 2007

    Coffee in hand, the Clash is playing, here we go BizTalk/WCF/BizTalk WCF Adapters Aaron has This short

  3. Avatar for WCF Community Bloggers
    WCF Community Bloggers December 12th, 2007

    Coffee in hand, the Clash is playing, here we go BizTalk/WCF/BizTalk WCF Adapters Aaron has This short

  4. Avatar for Lance Fisher
    Lance Fisher December 12th, 2007

    About that Add New Item dialog... It would be cool, if when you were in a view folder and clicked "Add New Item", only the different View Items were listed, same for controllers. I don't know if a VS add-in could handle that or not.

  5. Avatar for Trumpi's blog
    Trumpi's blog December 13th, 2007

    Not too many links today. I&amp;#39;m feeling really tired. Software VIM Screencast Tutorial Teaser - Aaron

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    Member Blogs December 13th, 2007

    .NET Object oriented JavaScript class library in C#/.NET style Building Multi-Tier Web Application in

  7. Avatar for Jonathan Holland
    Jonathan Holland December 13th, 2007

    Hi Phil,
    I created a HttpModule for dynamicly building Routes from web.config instead of Global.asax.
    Just thought I'd share it with the other developers digging into the MVC Bits.

  8. Avatar for Steve
    Steve December 13th, 2007

    There's also an MVC mailing list on

  9. Avatar for Catto
    Catto December 14th, 2007

    Hey Now Phil,
    Nice session on the ASP.NET Podcast.
    Thx 4 the info,

  10. Avatar for Christopher Steen
    Christopher Steen December 14th, 2007

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