The Wait is Over: ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Posted

Ok, ok, it took us a little longer than we expected, but we finally got the ASP.NET 3.5 Extension Preview posted! This is the release with all the MVC goodness you have been hearing about as well as some very cool stuff  such as Dynamic Data controls which makes building data driven web applications a breeze, AJAX history support, ADO.NET Data Services (aka Astoria), the ADO.NET Entity Framework and updated ASP.NET support for Silverlight.

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Comments (20)
  1. Brad,

    This is awesome.  Lots of people have been waiting for this.  

    If folks are interested in working on extra view engines and other extensions of the MVC Framework, they can participate in the MvcContrib open source project on CodePlex.  The url is

  2. The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is out. Get it here . This includes: MVC Dynamic Data AJAX browser

  3. Devin Rader says:

    ScottGu and Brad Abrams have announced the release of the first preview of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions.

  4. Steven Smith says:

    A couple of days later than expected, but the bits are available now as Brad Abrams announced a little

  5. chkoenig says:

    Thanks Brad!  We’re all looking forward to it…

  6. The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is out. Get it here . This includes: MVC Dynamic Data AJAX browser

  7. Bob Pulgino says:

    As promised, a "Preview" for the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions update is now available for download.

  8. Josh Harris says:


    Just out of interest, do the bits work with VWD express?

  9. Burton Johnson says:

    Is this release compatible with VS2008 Beta 2?  I haven’t been able to get the RTM yet.

  10. BradA says:

    Oh, we have not tested it on VS2008 B2… It might work, but I would not bet on it…  Maybe this can give you an reason to update!

    And yes, this should work with VWD Express…

  11. Mekki says:

    Oooh, I am so tired, running after the Microsoft’s very fast train!!!

  12. Fantastic news that this stuff is finally available for public consumption. Can’t wait to see what people are going to do with the MVC stuff.

  13. Sam Gentile says:

    Lots to catch up on. ASP.NET 3.5/AJAX/MVC It's out! ScottGu details the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP

  14. Salman says:

    Good news!  You guys are coming out with new stuff all the time, I can’t keep up.  I was happing with 1.1!

  15. Jeff Knutson says:

    Check out the ASP.NET homepage "Latest Weblogs" section for info on the new ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP.

  16. 昨日はイベントに出ていたためかなり遅い情報となっていますが、 ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview がリリースされたようです。 ASP.NET 開発チームの方々が言及していますね。

  17. Joule says:

    Yeah i made this.

    thx for the release 🙂


  18. Kaushik Chatterjee says:

    Please help me out in writing out an asp program it says that code written for displaying the output on the browser should be itself displayed in the browser instead of the output. please help me out and send the code at my mail id.

    my email id is:

  19. ChrisKoenig says:

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  20. Lots to catch up on. ASP.NET 3.5/AJAX/MVC It’s out! ScottGu details the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP , This release brings additional runtime functionality to ASP.NET and .NET 3.5. You can download it here (if you are using the MVC features also click here

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