ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update, now with Drop-Down Lists!

The ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update includes EF Code First as a preinstalled NuGet package. You can use EF Code First to generate models and then scaffold them with the updated Add Controller tool. Of course, you don’t have to use EF Code First to take advantage of the updated scaffolding in the ASP.NET MVC…


Add the ASP.NET MVC 3 Code Templates to your application with Nuget

Before (Manual) ASP.NET MVC uses T4 templates to scaffold Views and Controllers through the Add View and Add Controller dialogs. A lot of people probably don’t know that these templates can be customized quite easily to generate whatever markup you prefer. Really, the only pain point is finding the code templates on your machine and…


Visual Studio 2010 MVC 2 Upgrade Wizard

(Cross post from Visual Web Developer team site: Prior to the RTM release of Visual Studio 2010, the only way to upgrade an ASP.Net MVC 1 application to ASP.Net MVC 2 was to use Eilon Lipton’s tool. With the release of Visual Studio 2010 you will now be able to open your MVC 1…


Single Project Add View in ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2

Cross Post from Last week we released ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2008 Sp1. In the box support for single project areas is now included and the Add View tool has been modified to streamline this scenario. A walkthrough that creates two simple single project areas can be found here. If…


ASP.Net MVC RC is live!

Check out the RC candidate for ASP.Net MVC Download: Scottgu’s blog: Webtools (my team) blog:  If you are having any trouble with the RC, particularly the Add View feature, feel free to ping me at joecar at microsoft dot com.  


Autocomplete with ASP.Net MVC and JQuery

Recently I have seen a couple of posts describing how to implement autocomplete in an ASP.Net MVC application so I thought I would try it out. I got it working after a little trial and error so I thought I would try to outline my development process in hopes that the next person to try…