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First Review of ASP. NET MVC 4.0 Developer Preview

After so much buzz Microsoft has launched some of the new tools at build conference and ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer preview is one of them.

How I can install ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer preview?

There are three ways to install ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer preview
  1. You can download from following link-
  2. You can install ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer preview with web platform installer from following link-
  3. You can also install ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer Preview from following link-. If you don’t know about what is NuGet Package. Please visit following link of my blog.

ASP.NET MVC 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010:

There are lots of people thinking that for mvc 4.0 developer preview, you need to install Visual Studio11 Developer Preview. But that is not true.It works with both. You can also run ASP.NET MVC 4.0 developer preview with side by side with ASP.NET MVC 3.0. You can use any of above method to install mvc 4.0 developer preview on either of Visual Studio Version.
Creating ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Project with Visual Studio 2010
You can create new mvc project as same old method like File->New Project and ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application.

ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Create Project Dialog- First Review

Once you click OK It will open a dialog where it will open a dialog like following.

Internet Application,Mobile Application with ASP.NET MVC 4.0

As you can see now there one more option for mobile application too. So this is one best thing in mvc 4.0. Now you can create mobile base application also. I will going to post about that in future posts.

Now I want to create Internet application I have selected and Clicked ‘OK’ and created new application. This will create basic mvc application. Now lets run application via F5 and it will look like following in browser.

New Template for ASP.NET MVC 4.0- First Review of ASP.NET MVC 4.0

As you can see in above image in browser Microsoft has given new template for mvc 4.0. Also there is new contact page in application. I will also going to post about this in future post.

That’s it. This was just a introduction post to ASP.NET MVC 4.0 Developer preview. There are lots of features are available in ASP.NET 4.0. I am going to explorer all this features in future posts. Hope you like it…Stay tuned for more.. Till then Happy programming.


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  1. @liu- It was already there from version 3.0. I think you need to tools update for version 3.0


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