ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 2 Released

Hot on the heels of ASP.NET MVC 2 preview 1, released a mere 2 months ago (great work MS that’s agile as hell), Phil Haack announced yesterday that ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 2 is now ready for download! you can get yours here:

ASP.NET MVC 2 Preview 2 Download

For those of you familiar with Preview 1, where the focus was primarily on data annotation, Preview 2 builds heavily on this, with the addition and inclusion of client-side validation via the JQuery validation library. Although users of other libraries need not flinch! You can easily write a client adapter for the JSON Metadata, so you are not chained to the JQuery validation library by any means.

My personal favorite is the addition of Single Project Areas, which essentially means that you can divide out your MVC application pretty much how you would like, without having to have multiple projects. With this preview the registration of Areas has also been simplified, so it works real nice with little effort.

VS2010 users should be aware that the tools for Preview 2 only work with VS2008 SP1 so you will need to wait for beta 2 before you will be able to try out HtmlEncoding code blocks and the like.

I still think it is a crying shame Rob Conery has left the Microsoft fold it would be SERIOUSLY great to have subsonic integrated totally into the MVC framework and an integral part of VS2010. That’s just my 2 cents worth!