ASP.NET MVC Beta Released!

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Today we finally officially released the beta of ASP.NET MVC (go download it already!).

True, the release has actually been available online since yesterday as it was announced in a Keynote at VSLive by Scott Hanselman, but that was intended to be a special treat for attendees in what ended up being the worst kept secret in .NET-dom.

As usual, to get all the details, check out the latest epic installment on ScottGu’s blog. Scott Hanselman also has a great blog post with good coverage as well.

As I warned before, we no longer bundle the Mvc Futures assembly (Microsoft.Web.Mvc.dll). However, we did just publish a release of this assembly updated for Beta on CodePlex. Source code for the Beta and Futures releases will be pushed to CodePlex shortly. Sorry about the delay but there’s so much work to be done here. :)

One very exciting element to this release is that we’ve included JQuery (as I mentioned before) and are indeed the first Microsoft product to include it. One of the first Microsoft products (AFAIK) to bundle a third-party open source component.

The following list (each a link to the GU’s blog) show’s what’s new in the Beta.

What’s new in ASP.NET MVC Beta?

I hope you enjoy this release and the plan from here on out is primarily to focus on stabilization. This means fixing bugs, making design change requests which we feel hit meet a high bar, and getting the product ready for RTM. However, as Scott mentioned, there are a few new features we’re planning, especially with Visual Studio tooling.

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  1. Avatar for Javier Lozano
    Javier Lozano October 16th, 2008

    Congrats to you and the team on getting the beta out!

  2. Avatar for Bill Brown
    Bill Brown October 16th, 2008

    When do you guys expect RTM? This year? Q1 next year? If it's this year, I can use it for a project. If it's next, no dice.

  3. Avatar for Andrew Nurse
    Andrew Nurse October 16th, 2008

    Awesome! Can't wait to check it out ;)

  4. Avatar for Shane
    Shane October 16th, 2008

    Congratulations on the release

  5. Avatar for Yazılım
    Yazılım October 16th, 2008

    Congrats.. Nice to see these kind of community involvement in MS products.

  6. Avatar for Sadanand
    Sadanand October 16th, 2008

    Congratulations, I'm curios about it.

  7. Avatar for C.T.
    C.T. October 16th, 2008

    cool, exciting, it seems i must update our website to beta after it had been updated from preview2 to 3 to 4 to 5

  8. Avatar for Shiju Varghese
    Shiju Varghese October 16th, 2008

    Congrats for the release. Great Work!

  9. Avatar for Sadanand
    Sadanand October 16th, 2008

    What are the changes I need to do in my existing app(which is in ASP.NET MVC preview-5) to switch it to ASP.NET MVC beta.

  10. Avatar for Samir Shah
    Samir Shah October 16th, 2008

    Congrats. Good work. Keep it on.

  11. Avatar for Ben Hart
    Ben Hart October 16th, 2008

    Ditto awesome! Congrats, and thanks for the work thus far, it's looking great.
    @Sadanand: The release notes are quite descriptive, have everything you need to upgrade. They're on the download page.

  12. Avatar for Anthony
    Anthony October 16th, 2008

    congratulations to the team for making this very exciting and promissing direction of asp.net possible. I'm sure asp.net mvc will make asp.net as a whole a even more powerfull and reliable product on the market.

  13. Avatar for Sameer
    Sameer October 16th, 2008

    Finally,it happend,what i m waiting from two months..........
    glad to know this.
    i would like to say thanx to all,those who putted their efforts with MVC.

  14. Avatar for Steven Sanderson
    Steven Sanderson October 16th, 2008

    Nice one! The list of enhancements looks great.
    I especially like the "Add View" menu in VS. That's far nicer than getting people to edit the code-behind file for strongly-typed views.
    Looking forward to the RTM! Are you going to give us any hints about the other tooling enhancements you're considering?

  15. Avatar for Steve
    Steve October 16th, 2008

    Thanks for including the futures assembly.
    Good job on the release, I noticed you guys did a great job of adding new features without necessarily destroying the 'old' way of doing - ie. I like the 2 methods of using the Form helper.
    I prefer wrapping it with using, but to see both options is nice.
    Any chance of including a CheckBoxList in the futures?

  16. Avatar for Sadanand
    Sadanand October 16th, 2008

    Ben Hart
    thanks, I got that document!

  17. Avatar for haacked
    haacked October 16th, 2008

    @Ben Hart, Thanks for pointing out the release notes. I worked hard on that and am glad people are reading it. :)

  18. Avatar for haacked
    haacked October 16th, 2008

    @Bill Brown We are working very hard to try and get it out as soon as possible. We feel pretty confident that we will have an API complete release candidate done this year. We're hoping to have a final RTM release this year as well - but if not it would be the very early next year.

  19. Avatar for BenB
    BenB October 18th, 2008

    Phil,
    I have a question with regards to the beta and have encoded values in the path. Specifically "Illegal characters in path" is shown in an url for a route that may be something like: http://localhost:51223/search/%22tomato%20paste%22
    Taking off the %22 and leaving the %20 works just fine, but for whatever reason the %22 (I have not tested all other encoded vals) causes the error above. Is this an issue with the beta? I have searched the forums and issue tracker to no avail.
    Thanks,
    Ben

  20. Avatar for RichB
    RichB October 19th, 2008

    > One of the first Microsoft products (AFAIK) to bundle
    > a third-party open source component.
    Well, the early versions of Windows NT included TCP/IP sockets based on BSD sockets as well as some binaries like FTP and NSLOOKUP based on the BSD versions.

  21. Avatar for Ravi
    Ravi October 21st, 2008

    Good work guys.... Keep it up