ASP.NET MVC Beta Released
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by Scott Guthrie
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\Bin and GAC Deployment

The ASP.NET MVC beta now supports both GAC based deployment (where you install the assembly once for the machine) as well as local \bin based deployment (where you store a copy of the assembly in the application directory). 

We will use the GAC to enable automatic-servicing updates via Windows Update (where an administrator can automatically patch a machine - like they do with the rest of the .NET Framework today, and not have to update each individual application).  One downside with GAC based deployment, though, is that it can make deploying applications that require a GAC component harder for hosted scenarios - since you typically do not have admin access on the server machine (and you need admin rights to install components in the GAC).

To make sure hosted scenarios work well (and to ensure that you don't need your hoster to install anything other that ASP.NET 3.5 in order for ASP.NET MVC to work), we will also support the ability to deploy the ASP.NET MVC framework assemblies in the \bin directory of your application.  This will allow you to just xcopy/ftp the application onto the server and have it work (no admin access or setup needs to be run on it).  The one caveat with this is that you'll be responsible for updating the assembly anytime a servicing update comes out - Windows Update can't automatically find all the application directories on a machine to-do this for you.


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User Comments

Title: how about validation   
Name: geocine
Date: 2010-12-15 7:42:28 PM
Comment:
Values are not mapped but validations are still executed.
Title: sikat ang pinoy   
Name: renanorola
Date: 2010-02-05 8:35:24 PM
Comment:
Creating silverlight on asp.net mvc are now easy. Thanks for the tutorials I like how you have presented the information in full detail. Keep up the great work
Title: ASP.NET MVC   
Name: Ranganathan
Date: 2009-02-09 1:54:22 AM
Comment:
Today's beta release is a step closer to the final ASP.NET MVC 1.0 product. While not 100% feature complete, we think the major subsystems are all getting really close to being done, and that the quality level is now pretty good.






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