Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of .NET Developer Platform, describes the changes coming in .NET Framework 4.0 in the first in a series of blog postings. You’ll encounter this improvement the first time you do a File->New Project within Visual Studio 2010 and create an empty ASP.NET 4.0 Web application
The new .NET 4 machine.config file now automatically registers all of the ASP.NET tag sections, handlers and modules that we’ve added over the years, including the functionality for:
- ASP.NET AJAX
- ASP.NET Dynamic Data
- ASP.NET Routing (which can now be used for both ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.NET MVC)
- ASP.NET Chart Control (which now ships built-into ASP.NET V4)
What this means is that when you create a new “Empty ASP.NET application” project in VS 2010, you’ll find that the new default application-level web.config file is now clean and simple.
For more information, see Clean Web.Config Files (VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Series).
For the up-to-date list of topics covered in Scott Guthrie’s series, see VS 2010 and .NET 4 Series.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation