Creating an MVC 4 Application
The best way to learn about how MVC 4 works is to get started with building an application, so let's do that.
Software Requirements for ASP.NET MVC 4
MVC 4 runs on the following Windows client operating systems:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
It runs on the following server operating systems:
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
MVC 4 development tooling is included with Visual Studio 2012 and can be installed on Visual Studio 2010 SP1/Visual Web Developer 2010 Express SP1.
Installing ASP.NET MVC 4
After ensuring you've met the basic software requirements, it's time to install ASP.NET MVC 4 on your development and production machines. Fortunately, that's pretty simple.
Installing the MVC 4 Development Components
The developer tooling for ASP.NET MVC 4 supports Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012, including the free Express versions of both products.
MVC 4 is included with Visual Studio 2012, so there's nothing to install. If you're using Visual Studio 2010, you can install MVC 4 using either the Web Platform Installer (http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/install.aspx?appid=MVC4VS2010) or the executable installer package (available at ...