On Thursday ASP.NET MVC 3 was released. This was certainly not an unexpected event – the community previews have been available since around July last year, so many of the features have been discussed for quite a while.
I usually try to be quite involved with these kind of previews, but for some reason I didn’t really manage to do so for MVC 3. So over the next few posts I’m going to explore some of the new features of MVC 3. For each feature I will try to show how it’s used, discuss how we would have done the example in MVC 2 and also link to more reading material.
You can download and install ASP.NET MVC 3 here. The install also seems to package a hotfix for Visual Studio so it takes a couple of minutes.
Interestingly enough Windows XP is not listed as a supported Operating System.
I will update this list as I post about them.
- Ajax Improvements
- Server-Side Validation
- Client-Side Validation
- Output Caching
- Dependency Injection