Announcing the DotNetCompilerPlatform 1.0.2 release

Today I’m pleased to announce that the Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform 1.0.2 package is released on NuGet. It enables ASP.NET to support the new language features and improves the compilation performance. To install this NuGet package, open NuGet Package Manager in visual studio, search Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform and click Install/Update button. What’s new in the new release Update the dependency package Microsoft.Net.Compilers to… Read more

Application Insights for ASP.NET 5 – you’re in control

ASP.NET 5 apps can now be monitored for performance and usage with Visual Studio Application Insights. The composability of components in ASP.NET 5 makes it very easy to integrate telemetry modules into your app design in a flexible way. With the feedback you get about the performance and effectiveness of your app in the wild,… Read more

ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 3.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3 Release

While the MVC team is working hard on MVC 6 as part of the ASP.NET 5 effort, we also keep working on the 5.x packages. Today we are releasing ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 5.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3. This release addresses 13 issues. Here is the full list. Highlight of issues fixed Web API… Read more

Making It Better: Updates for ASP.NET 5 in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

It’s been about two months since we released the first beta of ASP.NET 5, and today we happy to announce that ASP.NET 5 Beta2 is available. For developers using Visual Studio, you’ll find great new tools to support and enhance your development process.  All ASP.NET developers will be able to take advantage of a new… Read more

Content negotiation in MVC 6 (or how can I just write JSON)

[Update] – We decided to make two significant changes starting with Beta3, we are to not include the XML formatter by default, as well as special treat browsers. The content below is still relevant up to MVC 6 Beta2. Intro In this blog, I intend to provide a simplified how-things-work and how-to-change-the-behavior. It is not… Read more

Updating the MVC Facebook API

Over the past several months Facebook made changes to their application development APIs that were incompatible with the MVC Facebook support. We have been working on updates while the Facebook API kept evolving, and on 4/30/2014 Facebook announced a two-year stability guarantee. This was a fantastic announcement because this ensured a similar stability for ASP.NET… Read more

Enabling the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) in ASP.NET applications

The .NET languages team recently announced the availability and open sourcing of a public preview of “Roslyn”, the new .NET Compiler Platform. This is the long awaited .NET “compiler as a service” that represents the future of languages and compilation for .NET. You can download a preview including new compilers and Visual Studio tooling that… Read more

ASP.NET MVC 5 Lifecycle Document Published

Fresh out of the oven is a PDF document that charts the lifecycle of every ASP.NET MVC 5 application. Many of you have requested this document over the years and we’re glad to finally put it in your hands now. You will find the PDF document very similar to the ASP.NET application lifecycle topic in… Read more

Enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2

This post describes how to enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. ASP.NET App Suspend is a big new feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. You can read an overview of ASP.NET App Suspend (including a demonstration video)… Read more

Web Publish how to automate multi-project publish with file system

The other day I received an email from a customer with a question which I’ve summarized as below. I have a solution containing multiple web projects. One of the projects, _RootSite, is the top level website which I want to publish. It’s an MVC project. I also have other web projects in the same solution…. Read more