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ASP.NET MVC Framework

Overview 

MVC (Model-View-Controller) now comes to ASP.NET too. As Scott Gu says "If you are looking to build your web applications using a MVC approach, I think you'll find this new ASP.NET MVC Framework option very clean and easy to use.  It will enable you to easily maintain separation of concerns in your applications, as well as facilitate clean testing and TDD." Scott has written a series of blog posts on this new addition to the ASP.NET family. Read them:

Note: However, please do not blindly use MVC pattern for each and every website that you create. Like most of the design Patterns, the MVC has its own disadvantages like performance hits and writing extra code.Make sure you dont take the pain without a reason. 

Again, MVC model is only an additional model/approach to develop ASP.NET applications and not a replacement for the existing rendering ASP.NET framework.

Releases

The current version of the ASP.NET MVC framework is 1.0, which can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=53289097-73ce-43bf-b6a6-35e00103cb4b

ASP.NET MVC Documentation on MSDN

For the MVC tutorials, walkthroughs, code samples and reference topics on MSDN, see ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC).

Example applications

Advanced concepts / blog posts

The following is a list of blog posts on advanced topics.

Alternative view engines

Other resources

Books