Scott Gurthrie made the announcement last week on his blog that the release candidate for ASP.NET MVC has been released. The download can be found here and it works with both Visual Studio 2008 and the free Visual Web Developer 2008.
New features :
- Visual Studio Tooling Improvements
- Add Controller command that creates controllers within Visual Studio.
- Add View command that creates views within Visual Studio.
- Templates used to create controllers and views are customizable.
- You can go directly to a view or controller from within Visual Studio menus.
- A built-in MSBuild task that you can use to include views as part of the project compilation process.
- View refactoring.
- View Improvements
- Views without Code-Behind Files.
- You can set the title of a page using a content placeholder.
- Strongly-typed expression syntax when referring to the Model when using a View's HTML and AJAX helper objects.
- Form post improvements
- Unit testing improvements
- Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Protection
- File Handling Improvements
- AJAX Improvements
The official release date is schedule for next month.
More info about the release and how to update at Guthrie's blog posting, ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate Now Available.