ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Microsoft has made the source code of ASP.NET MVC available under an open source license since the first V1 release. We’ve also integrated a number of great open source technologies into the product, and now ship jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, jQuery Validation, Modernizr.js, NuGet, Knockout.js and JSON.NET as part of it.

I’m very excited to announce today that we will also release the source code for ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages (aka Razor) under an open source license (Apache 2.0), and that we will increase the development transparency of all three projects by hosting their code repositories on CodePlex (using the new Git support announced last week). Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide feedback on code checkins, bug-fixes, new feature development, and build and test the products on a daily basis using the most up-to-date version of the source code and tests.

We will also for the first time allow developers outside of Microsoft to submit patches and code contributions that the Microsoft development team will review for potential inclusion in the products. We announced a similar open development approach with the Windows Azure SDK last December, and have found it to be a great way to build an even tighter feedback loop with developers – and ultimately deliver even better products as a result.

Very importantly - ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor will continue to be fully supported Microsoft products that ship both standalone as well as part of Visual Studio (the same as they do today). They will also continue to be staffed by the same Microsoft developers that build them today (in fact, we have more Microsoft developers working on the ASP.NET team now than ever before). Our goal with today’s announcement is to increase the feedback loop on the products even more, and allow us to deliver even better products.  We are really excited about the improvements this will bring.

Learn More

You can now browse, sync and build the source tree of ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Razor on the http://aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com web-site. 

The Git repository on the site is the live RC milestone development tree that the team has been working on the last several weeks, and the tree contains both the runtime sources + tests, and is buildable and testable by anyone.  Because the binaries produced are bin-deployable, this allows you to compile your own builds and try product updates out as soon as they are checked-in.

You can also now contribute directly to the development of the products by reviewing and sending feedback on code checkins, submitting bugs and helping us verify fixes as they are checked in, suggesting and giving feedback on new features as they are implemented, as well as by submitting code fixes or code contributions of your own. Note that all code submissions will be rigorously reviewed and tested by the ASP.NET MVC Team, and only those that meet an extremely high bar for both quality and design/roadmap appropriateness will be merged into the source.

Summary

All of us on the team are really excited about today’s announcement – it has been something we’ve been working toward for many years.  The tighter feedback loop is going to enable us to build even better products, and take ASP.NET to the next level in terms of innovation and customer focus.

Thanks,

Scott

P.S. In addition to blogging, I use Twitter to-do quick posts and share links. My Twitter handle is: @scottgu

Published Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:02 PM by ScottGu
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Comments

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:07 PM by Chris Hardy

Great work Scott and team, Looking forward to seeing the project make its way over to using GitHub in the future :)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:08 PM by malcolms

This is terrific news Scott.  Well done to you and your team for making this happen.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:11 PM by Tomasz

Congratulations to the whole team. This is awesome.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:14 PM by Will Strohl

In short, this is AWESOME! :)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:15 PM by Tim Gifford

Good to see.. Especially happy to see git support on codeplex.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:18 PM by Todd Lucas

This is amazing. One of the things about being on the leading edge is working your way through new technologies without a sufficient set of accumulated knowledge on the web. I encountered an issue recently with how Common.Logging interacted with ApiController in a Unity DI environment. Having the source will greatly accelerate the learning and feedback process. Thanks!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:18 PM by Drew Marsh

Monumental step for Microsoft. You and your team are doing great things over there Scott, keep it up.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:25 PM by Brian Schmitt

Wow - Great News and Excellent Work!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:26 PM by Steven

Fantastic news Scott! I can assure you, your efforts will greatly ease the wider adoption of ASP.net throughout non-MS stacks.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:37 PM by Rob Eisenberg

Congratulations! This is fantastic news. I hope this is a sign of things to come and I look forward to seeing the .NET team continue to embrace open source in the future.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:40 PM by Anthony van der Hoorn

Great work guys... love the direction things are headed in.

It will be interesting to see how much future planning is done in public (i.e. how the planning for MVC 5 is started and what the feedback loop is like).

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:45 PM by Scott Cate

WOW - this is a great day. The ramifications of this are AMAZING! I can't wait to see what happens with this over the coming years.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:48 PM by rajbk

Awesome!! Good move!

Raj

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:50 PM by imcode

This is incredible news!  Congrats Scott!  What a leap forward for Microsoft and the .NET Community!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:58 PM by Marcus McConnell

Fantastic news! I really appreciate the hard work that your team(s) have been doing on Azure and MVC!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:07 PM by Chad Carter

It is really awesome to see Microsoft doing this. Congratulations on making this happen.  I can't imagine the number of meetings it took to get to this point.  Again, great work to the entire team.  Excuse me, I need to read some code ...

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:24 PM by Jeffrey Palermo

Very exciting news. Thank you for your leadership.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:30 PM by fernandoacorreia

That's a sweet, smart move. Huge congratulations!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:34 PM by Rob

Rock! Great success!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:34 PM by Dmitry Khryukin

unbelievable:) GitHub could be the best place for this, but hope CodePlex will be fine as well.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:22 PM by Brian Hall

I know of one person who's code should be submitted to this. His name is @EddyRecio on twitter. He integrated the awesomeness of Web API to the core MVC controller. It's pretty slick!!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:48 PM by Deivid Martins

Why not github?

But what awesome decision, open source is the future!

Java and Ruby is awesome because open source community get envolved to produce better frameworks and tools.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:49 PM by Deivid Martins

Why not github?

But what awesome decision, open source is the future!

Java and Ruby is awesome because open source community get envolved to produce better frameworks and tools.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:55 PM by Shaun Walker

It is awesome that the ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and ASP.NET Web Pages (aka Razor) bits are being made available by Microsoft under an open source license and development model. Is it possible that ASP.NET WebForms will also be released under this same model in the future?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:29 PM by mdxfan

Exciting...exciting...!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:35 PM by J. Reed

This might be the move to make me reconsider ASP.NET for my company's projects.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:40 PM by J. Reed

Now if only there was an dotnet ORM like rails datamapper that supported postgresql as a first class citizen.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:23 AM by Johan Lindfors

Amazing and inspiring news!

Kudos!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:34 AM by RJ

Time to move back to ASP.NET - this is AWESOME!!!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:45 AM by AllanR

Great news on the open source. I am surprised that you have decided to integrate with jquery mobile, as it is not a very impressive product, not stable, and far form the complete article. Premature?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:15 AM by Kris van der Mast

This is just awesome news! It's just special to see all the cool stuff getting rolled out of the doors nowadays at Microsoft: Git on codeplex, Orchard went open source and now also MVC and related stuff. Cool!

Grz, Kris.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:27 AM by Mehdi Mousavi

That's great, thank you for sharing...

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:31 AM by Lex Lavnikov

Great news!!!

When could we expect open-sourcing Silverlight 5? There are few rough edges still need to be fixed.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:34 AM by NP

Hi Scott,

I remember around 6 years ago the source code of the whole of the .NET Framework, including Windows Forms and WPF, was made available under a shared source license model, , i.e. you could look at the code but not modify or redistribute it. That sounded at the time to be an excellent project, both for learning by reading the code but most importantly by helping you debug your applications. However, the downloadable package with the code never arrived from what I remember and the Visual Studio integration was not easy to set up. After some months, the whole idea seemed to have been shut down or discontinued or at least forgotten. Could you tell us what is the status of that project? It would be amaizing if you can revive it or at least explain what happened to it?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:55 AM by Mike

This is great, thanks!

What's your idea about forking this codebase? What happens if Microsoft is going to use Codeplex like it uses Connect: ignore everything as "by design" and the community decides to fork the project(s). In the case that the most popular fork is not Microsoft's, the products are going to be out of sync. Then you have lost the ability to strategically build your 'precious' tooling around ASP.NET.

As I understand, your division is supposed to be making something like 2 billion USD on tools. Will you go all defensive and maintain your own fork as THE official source for ASP.NET 5+ releases, or will you embrace a more popular fork and either a) stop focussing on tools so much or b) build tools that target the new reality?

Very interested in your thoughts, hope you can be open about this aspect as well!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:00 AM by theeyeabove

MVC, Razor, WebApi, KnockoutJS what else does a developer need, nothing. Looking back just several months everything was relatively new and didn't quite fit together, but now it all fits perfectly because you and your team did a hard and amazing work for all of us out there. Regards.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:34 AM by Sridhary

Great News!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:12 AM by Mirko Pastorelli

Awesome News

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:21 AM by Yolprom Khmer

Now I get a very easy life with ASP.NET, NuGet, MVC and Razor.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:24 AM by Darren

Can someone tell the SSRS team so they can develop a report viewer that works on Razor?  I'm glad they can get kinnect working with the current one but embedding iframes and aspx pages is making our intranet site act very strange at time.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:31 AM by Carlo

Great news! That's the way to go...

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:41 AM by Genus Systems

Well done Scott and Team. Great but unexpected news

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:53 AM by Caio Proiete

Thank you very much! This is HUGE. Exciting times to be a .NET developer!!!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:19 AM by Fırat Esmer

Well, that's great. Perfect. More improvement will come!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:44 AM by Petka

Really great news.

This makes web stack really portable to other platforms.

But what about other parts of .Net Framework?

What about ASP.Net, Winforms, WPF, WCF etc?

Why only web?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:45 AM by Larry

Webforms? Webforms? Webforms? Not making open source? RIP!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:54 AM by Marcus Hammarberg

Big big news!

Congratulations Scott and Microsoft

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:29 AM by Abhishek Luv

Awesome news..happy to hear it

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:56 AM by rado_

Exciting news! that's the way to go  :)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:27 AM by Shaun

I am doubtful that FOSS advocates are going to jump ship to ASP because of this.  They hate Microsoft, didn't you get the memo?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:31 AM by Miguel yanez

this means that apache could run mvc4 directly?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:46 AM by Jonathan

Does this mean that the whole ASP.NET is now open source?

Besides C#/ASP.NET, I am also coding in Python and PHP, but this move will reinforce me work more extensively with ASP.NET.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:48 AM by Sam

this is an achievement to be proud of! good work to the entire team that made this possible!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:50 AM by Anonymous Coward

Wouldn't it make more sense to host this on GitHub or BitBucket?

Their online tooling is far better than Codeplex and the pool of registered developers is greater. If the goal is to have more eyes on the source, it would make sense to host with a more popular service.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:00 AM by Ravi

That's indeed a great news Scott. Looking forward to learn more on these technologies and will try to contribute something

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:00 AM by Erick

Way to go Scott, nice work!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:09 AM by Shravan

Grate News! Excepting more parts asp.net to be open source where it make sens. All the best :D

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:15 AM by Rob

I am really glad to see Microsoft opening up to social coding and bringing some of the hotness from Rails, github, and node into the MS world. Bravo and keep it up!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:25 AM by Rob

Is there any chance we will see ASP.NET Web Forms released under this same model?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:50 AM by Tyler

What about open sourcing SQL Server so that average people are able to use it without purchasing a $25,000 license?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:06 AM by Chris

Wow, this is totally the right decision. I'm sure it wasn't easy to sell this internally at Msft. This is a game changer that will make sure you guys stay relevant in the long term.

Great Job!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:27 PM by pmgraham

This is really cool, but Rails still rocks and .NET won't touch what Ruby on Rails does.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:43 PM by ricka6

Rob : >>Is there any chance we will see ASP.NET Web Forms released under this same model?

See Scott Hanselmans blog www.hanselman.com/.../ASPNETMVC4ASPNETWebAPIAndASPNETWebPagesV2RazorNowAllOpenSourceWithContributions.aspx  where he writes Why isn’t ASP.NET Web Forms open sourced?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:29 PM by Trey White

Congratulations to your and your team. The open sourcing is exciting, but the key here for developers like myself (working for State/County municipal organizations) is that these products continue to be supported by Microsoft. Government agencies are usually very scared of open-source products, and quite often go the Microsoft route because of such support contracts rather than Linux/Apache+Ruby/Rails, or the Node camp. Thanks for the leap forward without any leaps back. -T

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:34 PM by Alex

Free and open always wins out.  This is some exciting news, can't wait to see where it takes you and the lessons it imparts as a result!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:17 PM by Rene Pilon

Excellent news!

I can't tell you guys enough what a great job you guys have done with MVC.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:04 PM by Robert

Now, if you would only stop using 5 or more different languages to do the same thing we can do in WPF or Silverlight with one.  Get real guys. Why do we have to use html, javascript, c#, json, etc just to get a good user interface for the web? PLEASE COME UP WITH A BETTER WAY.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:17 AM by Jochen Kirstaetter

Awesome and long expected move!

Kudos to the whole team, and hopefully the wave of contributions is going to be manageable for you guys! Keep the good work up!

Cheers, JoKi

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:09 AM by Yassine

This mean we will have two versions one with community contribution and the other exclusively from MS ? :(

or MS will do the merge work ? and for simple developers like ME nothing will change :)? (with of course community enhancement directly in the API)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:21 PM by Mahendra Mavani

Awesome! In line with spirit of Hanselman at dodn2012, "Find new reason to hate us".

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:22 PM by Timwi

Hi Scott. You consistently put an extraneous hyphen between the words “to” and “do”. Consider this sentence that you wrote:

   “I use Twitter to-do quick posts and share links.”

Now consider this alternative phrasing:

   “I use Twitter to share links and do quick posts.”

It should be clear to you now that the hyphen is entirely misplaced.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:32 PM by Pete Schieck

We're excited for you, right back!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:09 PM by Sam Naseri

That is a great news. I wish you do the same for other libraries, specially Entity Framework.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 3:27 AM by oleiros

That movemenet will permit run linux + apache web server + asp.net?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 6:39 AM by annaharris

What a great launching by Microsoft! How I submit patches and code for ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 8:12 AM by David Taylor

Scott - I agree with Timwi above.

All your hard work over the last 14 years on .NET has been negated by your incorrect use of the hyphen character between "to" and "do" ;-)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 9:13 AM by Alex

Its very good news!))

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 4:04 PM by arun.gtm11

is there anybody can tell me? i have some problem in asp.net

i wanna to make an empty grid view without a database and then insertion of radiobutton in that gridview using textbox value and on a button click

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 6:35 PM by Sergey Maskalik

Congrats! It's a huge step in a right direction, I'm glad I was there during the announcement at Dev Connections. Also great work on WebAPI and move to create exciting new technologies that will help us create SPA applications. Nice to see Microsoft being on the cutting edge!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 9:10 PM by hematyar

That is a great news.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, March 30, 2012 11:10 PM by sohbet

right direction, I'm glad I was there during the announcement at Dev Connections. Also great work on WebAPI and move to create exciting new technologies that will help us create

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:10 PM by hoogoo

This is just so amazing. Ms is right now making web development so easy to use. Especially out of the bod solutions for betginners. Thanks.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:10 PM by anushan78

Great work

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Monday, April 2, 2012 4:46 AM by jsdb

Great work

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Monday, April 2, 2012 7:31 AM by Emile

So, not github because ms doesn't want to let go of the codeplex platform?

Github is superior in many ways, and super active, if ms wants to show dedication to open source then why not go with the best tools out there, even if not owned by ms? Maybe it's a bit much to ask in the first place, but open-source really is the future when it comes to web development. Github already got an ex-ms'er phil haack on board, and other hot projects hosted like nancy.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Monday, April 2, 2012 3:35 PM by Carl Wright

Great news. How many devs are working on the ASP.NET team now?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:46 AM by Haikal

Gratz on the move!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3:29 AM by janhavib

That's great news! Thanks

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3:54 AM by R.K.T. Ashoka

This is great news.. keep 'em coming.. :)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 5:15 AM by Sachin

This is AWESOME! :)

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:22 PM by Bram van Kampen

Good Start!

But What about the 'Windows Kernel', and the CPP Compiler!

Regards,

Bram.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 4:43 AM by Neeraj Kumar

It's great..

I can imagine for the new possibilities with ASP.Net MVC in near future.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11:56 AM by Alex

I was there when Scott hit that button live on stage in Vegas.  Awesome atmosphere, and the keynote speech with the three Scotts from Microsoft was as hilarious as it was informative.  Really enjoyed it and felt very fortunate to have been there to experience it!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, April 5, 2012 8:22 AM by creative3k

Fantastics,Incredible news

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:59 AM by jemiller

This is great. Now if only Microsoft would do this for other projects such as Entity Framework and .NET as a whole. I have long thought that the .NET source code should be included with Visual Studio. The same way the Java source code is included with the JDK and easily browsable and debuggable in IDEs such as NetBeans. This is one area where I think Java is still better. I agree with what someone else said about how Microsoft published the source to the .NET Framework a few years ago, but, it basically died off and I'm not sure that they've updated it. I would like to see it be much easier to debug apps and step into the framework source code and not have to using something like .NET Reflector. I think it will also be great to be able to follow projects and get the fixes as they are implemented. I did notice that if you go to entityframework.codeplex.com that it says that the projects isn't yet published as opposed to just not found. So, maybe that's another project they are planning to open source soon.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:37 PM by virender

Great work

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Friday, April 6, 2012 4:37 PM by Mike MacArthur

Sounds good, thanks.  Just curious -- is the Anti-XSS library baked in?

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Monday, April 9, 2012 9:04 AM by henry liu

really cool.MicroSoft is following up the times - open resource

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:04 AM by Muru

Very Nice to see Microsoft start supporting open source and open platforms.

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:47 AM by Amit

Hi Nandip,

I have make one mcq online test application which is web based. I found one big problem and I have no more time in deadline in this project. Any one please give me guidance in my beloved problem.

I have developed above app. in webbased, with .NET 3.5 with C# and SQL Server 2008. I found one big problem, that I could not use the Maths Equations which are made by MathType Software

in my Editor control. Even I couldn't use Ms-Word Equations in my Editor control in asp.net

application please guide me. I have use Telerik Editor control as well as Ajax Editor Control.

Please some one help me in this matter...

Please ...

Thanx in Adv.. if any one get solution let me know...

Regards,

AMIT

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:38 PM by Ponkieponk

Keep up the good work.... great info here... will be back again!!

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# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:18 PM by Ponkieponk

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# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:20 AM by Yogesh the developer

hey....i m working on a project of shopping in which i have given two modules admin and user but in user i want to show all the details of product but its not shown...plz help me...!!!

# re: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source

Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:47 PM by James

Awesome! MS trying to be more community oriented is a great thing... May just keep me on the MS side of things for more products...

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Friday, April 13, 2012 12:23 PM by John

Big news! Congratulations Scott and Microsoft!!! Its very good news!))

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Friday, April 13, 2012 1:11 PM by samir benali

I got so excited about this, i got the code and was able to hit the magic first break point on the extensions method for MapRoute, which internal just creates a Route object......am i missing something but my download did not include the source for System.Web.Routing.....so following a debug all the way to the browser does not seem possible.....

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Friday, April 13, 2012 2:13 PM by Lucian Naie

Hi,

Since MVC4 was given to the OS community, I wasn't able to find any material related to how to create ASP.NET MVC4 Project templates in VS. I'm new to ASP.NET MVC and I was actually counting on a project template to start with.

Anything I could find about this it's related to Beta or CP and the installer was doing the magic.

Is it meant to be like that?

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:20 PM by bajaj new pulsar

I got so excited about this, i got the code and was able to hit the magic first break point on the extensions method for MapRoute, which internal just creates a Route object......am i missing something but my download did not include the source for System.Web.Routing.....so following a debug all the way to the browser does not seem possible.....

thanks a lot!

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Monday, April 16, 2012 3:42 PM by Durgesh Jha

Hello sir i hav made a web application project in c# asp.net and m using sql server for database management.and i hav my own server space and i want to host this website at server but i doesn't know how to do i hav installed IIS7 but not know about how to deploy my website for which i can easly host my website at server so give me step by step information as soon as possible at my email durgeshkrjha@gmail.com

regards Durgesh Jha

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:24 PM by aarlene

Great news!!! Congratulations to all!!!!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:21 AM by vijaysingare

Thanks

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:48 PM by vija

I got so excited about this, i got the code and was able to hit the magic first break point on the extensions method for MapRoute, which internal just creates a Route object......am i missing something but my download did not include the source for System.Web.Routing.....so following a debug all the way to the browser does not seem possible.....

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Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:36 PM by Larry Gasik

I don't know anyone who is not happy about this. Great to see.

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Monday, April 23, 2012 2:14 AM by mishra.bhupesh

Monumental step for Microsoft.Great to see

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Monday, April 23, 2012 6:42 AM by Rasel Jabbar

That's awesome..I'm feeling the love from Microsoft :-)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:05 PM by amey

Great work team! Keep going.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 8:25 AM by Mehul Kanani

This is Awesome news!

Congratulations  All Team....

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Friday, April 27, 2012 8:58 AM by Seonyx

Great news! I've been using MVC and Razor a lot over the last few months and feel it is the way to go.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 3:19 PM by Ess Dee

Way to go! Congrats to you & your team on this visionary & phenomenal step. Microsoft will never be the same again!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:59 AM by quang168

That's good! Thank scott

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Monday, April 30, 2012 5:45 AM by fgb

Monumental step for Microsoft.Great to see

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:32 AM by v.arunkarthik

You say its open source now.. so will i be able to work in mac?

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 5:46 PM by s.ciszewski

Why do you force people to go through MVC4 to create a Web API project? I don't get the logic. Also, Why does it create a project with no solution file. I don't want to use MVC4, or any asp.net front end but rather HTML5 with jquery and other JS libraries. Please think about divorcing Web API from MVC4 and just having a standalone/first class Web API project.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 1:54 PM by Konya Sohbet

This is just awesome news! It's just special to see all the cool stuff getting rolled out of the doors nowadays at Microsoft: Git on codeplex, Orchard went open source and now also MVC and related stuff. Cool!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:39 AM by Template Design

Congratulations to whole team for announcing this great news..

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:06 PM by quang168

Good information! Thank scott

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:25 AM by AccuWebHosting.Com

This is an excellent news !!! We will see a very fast development and a great contribution from Developer's community ...!!!

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Monday, May 14, 2012 4:26 AM by huizi

Great information, Too late to see it , very good!

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Monday, May 14, 2012 4:32 AM by huizi

it very helpful information,. too late to view it. great !

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 3:36 PM by Sam kuppusamy

That is a good news after waiting for long time.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 8:54 AM by .NET Development Company

I agree with all of you this is such awesome news and yes Microsoft is right now making web development so easy to use for their users.