ASP.NET MVC is an integral part of Microsoft's efforts focused on server-side development. At MIX09, the Redmond company announced the finalization of ASP.NET 1.0 MVC, with the gold bits released to web last week. With the RTW development milestone of ASP.NET 1.0 MVC
, Microsoft is delivering what it has referred to as a way for developers to leverage the ASP.NET framework for building Model-View-Controller (MVC) programs, in addition to the ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. The RTW label also implies that this release of ASP.NET MVC is officially supported by Microsoft.
“Over the last year, we’ve been iterating on a new model for ASP.NET MVC as an alternative to the existing Web Forms model. One benefit is that you get full control over your HTML markup; it also supports SEO-friendly URL routing and test-driven development workflow. It’s also easily extensible, and it’s great to see how the broader community is taking advantage of this,” revealed Microsoft Client Platform Evangelist Tim Sneath
In order to be able to install ASP.NET 1.0 MVC, developers will need to already have deployed .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1. At the same time, they will need to be aware of some issues that the software giant signaled, namely conflicts related to the certain Visual Studio add-ins. The RTW build of ASP.NET 1.0 MVC will not play nice with PowerCommands, Clone Detective and Azure Tools.
“The release notes describe a way to do a server install on machines where Visual Studio is not available. However, I've got a few corrections after trying it out. First, the documentation says that it will execute a quiet install but leaves the quiet install switch out of the command example. The actual command you want is: msiexec /i AspNetMVC1.msi /q /l*v mvc.log MVC_SERVER_INSTALL="YES". Second, although it's not mentioned you do need to run the installer from an elevated command prompt rather than a normal command prompt. Otherwise, the installer will fail without an elevation prompt on account of being in quiet mode,” revealed Nicholas Allen
, Microsoft program manager.
ASP.NET 1.0 MVC RTW is available for download here