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What are the prerequisites that are required to build an MVC application using Visual Studio 2008?
Updated 8-Dec-10 23:59pm
#realJSOP 9-Dec-10 5:35am
Managed or unmanaged? What platform - Winforms, Silverlight, WPF? What language - C++, C#, VB, F#, J#, COBOL?
Richard MacCutchan 9-Dec-10 6:03am
Probably a good understanding of system design and programming.
Sandeep Mewara 9-Dec-10 8:56am

Are you talking about ASP.NET MVC Web application?

If yes; do you have ASP.NET MVC Web Application template in VS2008?
sharmarun 9-Dec-10 23:49pm
yah i am taking about ASP.NET MVC Web application?
Member 9356459 22-Nov-12 6:44am
no, we have to install MVC Framework
I think this may help you

The ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 can be downloaded from the following page:

ASP.NET MVC 2 can be installed and can run side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 1.0.
Note ::Because Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 share a component of ASP.NET MVC 2, installing the ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate release on a computer where Visual Studio Beta 2 is also installed is not supported

Upgrading an ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Project to ASP.NET MVC 2

To upgrade an existing ASP.NET MVC 1.0 application to version 2, follow these steps:

1)Make a backup of the existing project.

2)Open the project file in a text editor (the file with the .csproj or .vbproj file extension) and find the ProjectTypeGuid element. As the value of that element, replace the GUID {603c0e0b-db56-11dc-be95-000d561079b0} with {F85E285D-A4E0-4152-9332-AB1D724D3325}.
When you are done, the value of that element should be as follows:


1) In the Web application root folder, edit the Web.config file. Search for System.Web.Mvc, Version= and replace all instances with System.Web.Mvc, Version=

2)Repeat the previous step for the Web.config file located in the Views directory.

3)Open the project using Visual Studio, and in Solution Explorer, expand the References node. Delete the reference to System.Web.Mvc (which points to the version 1.0 assembly). Add a reference to System.Web.Mvc (v2.0.0.0).

4)Add the following bindingRedirect element to the Web.config file in the application root under the configuraton section:

<assemblybinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
<assemblyidentity name="System.Web.Mvc">
<bindingredirect oldversion="" newversion="">

5)Create a new ASP.NET MVC 2 application. Copy the files from the Scripts directory of the new application into the Scripts directory of the existing application.

6)Compile the application and run it.

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