JQuery and ASP.NET MVC

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Where have I been? ;) You probably heard the news already from the GU already, but just in case, we will be shipping JQuery with Visual Studio. ASP.NET MVC will have the privilege of being one of the first products to include JQuery. I am glad we finally announced this because I got tired of stifling my mouth everytime someone suggested we just include JQuery. :)

As you can see from demos I’ve done in the past, JQuery will fit nicely with the ASP.NET MVC style of development.

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13 responses

  1. Avatar for Agus Suhanto
    Agus Suhanto September 30th, 2008

    Hi Phil, seems you are also obliged to write something about Microsoft & jQuery :)

  2. Avatar for skaue
    skaue September 30th, 2008

    Well, seems like we will be rewriting the js that currently depend on Prototype and lean towards jQuery instead. So long, Prototype; it has been fun.

  3. Avatar for Chris Sutton
    Chris Sutton September 30th, 2008

    I'm excited to see how far the built-in integration will go with jQuery. I think it would be really cool to see the Validation plugin become integrated with MVC validation, etc.
    Good choice on Javascript libraries.
    Chris Sutton

  4. Avatar for Salman
    Salman September 30th, 2008

    This is great news, I just wish YUI could fit in their too somehow :)

  5. Avatar for Koistya `Navin
    Koistya `Navin September 30th, 2008

    I think there is a big feature behind jQuery + ASP.NET MVC mix

  6. Avatar for Elijah Manor
    Elijah Manor September 30th, 2008

    I am very glad that I chose to start learning jQuery. It fits very well with ASP.NET MVC.
    I have found that using jQuery has actually made my MVC Views much more simple since I can leverage jQuery's features to do common tasks such as alternate row styles, tooltips, animation, etc...
    I am pleased that Microsoft has adopted the approach of using open source code. This is a great step in the right direction!

  7. Avatar for alex
    alex October 1st, 2008

    This is great! jquery + MVC will yield alot of power in web applications.

  8. Avatar for Michael Herndon
    Michael Herndon October 1st, 2008

    "heard the news already form (from) the GU already".

    thats typically something I would do as it would pass spell check. Since it appears on the main asp.net page, I figure you might want to fix that.

  9. Avatar for Jonny Holt
    Jonny Holt October 4th, 2008

    Michael, We're web dev's and programmers mate, not professors of English!! Thanks for the post Phil.

  10. Avatar for Erik van Brakel
    Erik van Brakel October 8th, 2008

    It's great that you guys decided to incorporate jQuery into visual studio, and with that into asp.net MVC. I've been using jQuery a lot lately, and I'm really happy with the clean code it produces.
    With Microsoft embracing jQuery I can see it becoming the de-facto standard for client side web scripting!
    That being said, does this mean Microsoft will contribute to the jQuery project as well (financially or in code)?

  11. Avatar for 吴畏
    吴畏 October 16th, 2008


  12. Avatar for Alexander Byndyu
    Alexander Byndyu October 16th, 2008

    I don't understand why should we use Javasript.
    I absolutely agree with Ben Scheirman flux88.com/NowYouHaveNoExcuseNotToKnowJQuery.aspx

  13. Avatar for Owen Thomson
    Owen Thomson January 26th, 2009

    One for the conspiracy theorists... Why JQuery? - or why not integrate YUI as well? One good reason might be that MS would like to have Yahoo! in their pocket - at least one day... and if JQuery becomes the defacto standard (which it's already becoming anyway TBH) then it's one more step towards the goal. :-) Who knows... seems like a reasonable competitive move to me.
    Just playing devil's advocate on a tea break :D