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Scott Guthrie’s team just unveiled a beta release of several projects. In the next few days, I will be exploring each of them, but given that I am preparing for my October 28, 2010 SoFla PDC 2010 talk on MVC,  I will probably experiment with the latest ASP.Net MVC 3 Beta first as it will be my main focus at the local PDC event.
To get to enjoy the latest and greatest ASP.Net MVC 3, we first would need to uninstall the MVC 3 Preview if we had that already installed. This can be simply done by going to “Add/Remove Programs” or “Programs and Features” then removing both ASP.Net MVC 3 and AP.Net MVC 3 – Visual Studio Tools.
Figure 1 - Uninstall   MVC 3 Preview
Note that MVC 3 is capable of running alongside MVC 2 and hence can be safely evaluated without affecting existing MVC projects.
With the ASP.Net MVC 3 Preview removed, we can now download and install the official Beta. As outlined on Scott’s blog, the latest ASP.Net MVC 3 Beta can be found at
Installation of MVC 3 will require us to use the Web Platform Installer (WebPI). As we proceed to install MVC 3 inside WebPI, notice that we get a message about a dependency that will be installed as well: “ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers Beta 2”. For more information on Web Pages Helpers, check EriK Porter’s blog for more information at
--Sam Abraham


Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:17 AM , Tech Talk , MVC2 , WebMatrix | Back to top

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