Newly released Developer Preview of so called ASP.NET MVC 4 is having some interesting additions.  ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview introduces also new template for mobile web applications. These templates are special because they are using jQuery Mobile – special jQuery library for building mobile user interfaces Check jQuery Mobile support levels for different mobile web browsers.

This release includes installation packages for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

Quick overview of new features

1. New Default template to look good in both desktop browsers and mobile browsers without any customization.
2. Inbuilt Use of jQuery UI to provide a richer UI.
3. New Mobile Application project template based on jQuery Mobile for mobile and tablet browsers.
4. ‘Display Modes’ feature to select view corresponding to browser means might select different views for desktop browser and mobile browser.
5. Provides functionality to create an asynchronous action method.

 

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ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 11 can be downloaded from the following page:

Download ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview

ASP.NET MVC 4 can be installed and can run side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 3.

More References

http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/mvc4-release-notes

http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/aspnet-mvc-4-mobile-features

http://www.asp.net/mvc/mvc4

http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2011/10/06/asp-net-mvc-4-overview-part-2-default-template-changes-and-adaptive-rendering.aspx 

http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2011/09/23/asp-net-mvc-4-overview-part-1-installing-asp-net-mvc-4-and-creating-a-new-project.aspx