As a I installed the package, the usual NNF*, I was currently happily surprised to find no reference in the GAC. Only changes noticed so far were a new Visual Studio Template called ASP.NET MVC Web Application and a Start Menu Item Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 which leads you the a folder containing the set of assemblies needed to run a ASP.NET MVC Application. (Duh!)
Normally I would go my usual way, creating a new structure using a Stormwind Project template and setting the references, but as I’ve been having a nice user experience so far I’ve decided to take the full trip MS induced experience.
Open up Visual Studio, selected New Project, Visual C# / Web and ASP.NET MVC Web Application named my Project , and then the first surprise:
Yes, it’s a nice change see anyone at MS thinking in Test First, but the only test framework supplied is the MS Test. First I got a little angry, but then I realized that it’s a MS product after all.
Well I’m a NUnit guy and as such I started digging how to make ASP.NET MVC works with another test framework.
After taking a look at it, and checked out it really works, I decided it was not worth it.
The main issue is exactly the wizard that, for some arcane reason, only is setup to show the Test Framework of your choice, changing a registry key.
Hope you now I didn’t like it a bit, so I decided to make my own template with the basic structure settled.
Thanks to my friend Bernardo cant-wait-till-you-get -home-so-I-did-it Heynemann, we already got Windsor container up and running.
Next Post, working with ASP.MVC and overall feeling so far.
*NNF:Next, Next, Finish.