ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 Released

The title says it all, so go get your copy today and check out all the new features.  You can download it here.

New features include:

  • Razor View Engine
  • Dynamic View and ViewModel Properties
  • "Add View" Dialog Box Supports Multiple View Engines
  • Service Location and Dependency Injection Support
  • Global Filters
  • New JsonValueProviderFactory Class
  • Support for .NET Framework 4 Validation Attributes and IValidatableObject
  • New IClientValidatable Interface
  • Support for >NET Framework 4 Metadata Attributes
  • New IMetadataAware Interface
  • New Action Result Types (HttpNotFoundResultAction and HttpStatusCodeResultAction)
  • Permanent Redirect Support in the controller (RedirectPermanent, RedirectToRoutePermanent, and RedirectToActionPermanent)

Looks like this is going to be a very worth while upgrade, and a special thanks should be given to Phil and team for making ASP.NET MVC everything that ASP.NET WebForms isn't.

Nick Berardi

Entrepreneur, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, co-founder and CTO of @CaddioApp, Father, and @SeriouslyOpen host