Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 contains ASP.Net MVC 2 in the box so there is no need to install an out of band update to Visual Studio 2010 to develop ASP.Net MVC applications. Phil Haack posted about the in-box experience for Beta 2 andd also provides some info on how to upgrade your ASP.Net MVC 1 apps to ASP.Net MVC 2. From a tooling perspective, all of the new functionality released in ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2 for Orcas is available in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 including support for Single Project Areas. Additionally, if you look in the Scripts folder of a new ASP.Net MVC application, you will notice that jquery.validate is included as well as a vsdoc file to go with it. I’ll post more on how to use jquery.validate in the coming weeks but for now, you should notice rich intellisense in your pages that use jquery.validate thanks to the inclusion of jquery.validate-vsdoc in your ASP.Net MVC 2 application.
Joe Cartano | Visual Web Developer