Sunday, February 3, 2013

What’s new in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Candidate

Recently before some time, Scott Gu announced ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Candidate. I have downloaded it and used it for a while and I have found following new things.

ASP.NET Enhancements:

  • New facebook mvc template is  there. Creating facebook application with mvc become very easy. In just a few step you can easily create facebook application and get data of users and friends of facebook.
  • Real Time Signal R support is there. You can easily create chat kind of applications with it. You can also take advantage of new web socket in .NET 4.5.
  • New updates with ASP.NET WEB Api now supports OData, Integrated tracing and automatically generating help document for your api
  • ASP.NET Friendly URLs: This feature makes developers life very easy with creating SEO friendly and cleaner looking URLs with out .aspx extension. The Friendly URLs feature also makes it easier for developers to add mobile support to their applications with support for mobile .ASPX pages and  supporting switching between desktop and mobile views.  It can be used with existing ASP.NET v4.0 applications
  • Enhancement to Web publishing
  • All new single page application template with knock out JavaScript library and restful UI.

Visual Studio 2012 Enhancement:

  • Visual Studio 2012 Page Inspector enhancements. JavaScript selection mapping is now supported, and you can CSS updates in real-time.
  • Knockout JavaScript library IntelliSense support.
  • Visual Studio 2012 Project Template updates, including the latest versions of jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Validation, Modernirz, Knockout and more…
Over all it’s a great update and you should start playing with it. You can download with it from

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