ASP.NET: MVC 5 Support (What's new in 13.2)

ASP.NET Team Blog
02 December 2013

Great news for ASP.NET MVC developers: DevExpress MVC Extensions support ASP.NET MVC 5!

The Microsoft ASP.NET team recently released the ASP.NET MVC 5 version of the framework. And the over 50 DevExpress MVC extensions are fully supported in ASP.NET MVC 5!

Versions: 12.2.14, 13.1.9, and 13.2

ASP.NET MVC 5 support is included with DevExpress versions 12.2.14, 13.1.9, and 13.2. However, the DevExpress MVC Wizard supports MVC 5 only in 13.1.9 and 13.2 versions of our library.

New MVC 5 Assembly

There's a new DevExpress.Web.Mvc5.v13.2 assembly. When using DevExpress MVC extensions with ASP.NET MVC 5, this new assembly is required. If you use the DevExpress wizard to generate a new MVC 5 project, it will automatically include this new reference.

Why the new MVC 5 assembly?

This is different than previous versions because ASP.NET MVC 5 introduced a breaking change: Currently, MVC 5 requires full trust. The official MVC 5 site specifies the required rule: “Remove any trust levels other than Full”.

DevExpress MVC Advantages

The DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions offer you many advantages when working with ASP.NET MVC, including:

Over 50 extensions - Native MVC extensions that provide you functionality, beauty, and performance.

File New Wizard - The DevExpress file project templates save you a lot of time when creating a new MVC project that will use DevExpress MVC extensions. Learn more here:

Insert Extension Wizard - We've integrated a very useful wizard inside of Visual Studio that helps you to create new DevExpress MVC extensions, model bind them, and thus save you time. Check out this video to see it in action:

And there's a ton of other great advantages like cross-browser support, beautiful themes, localization, and more. Learn more here.

What's new in ASP.NET MVC 5?

MVC 5 brings some interesting new features:

  • One ASP.NET
  • ASP.NET Identity
  • Bootstrap
  • Authentication filters
  • Filter overrides
  • Attribute routing

Learn more about these features here: ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release Notes

Helpful links

Watch the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Getting Started videos to see how easy and powerful they are:

To learn more about Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 5:


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The following free DevExpress product offers remain available. Should you have any questions about the free offers below, please submit a ticket via the DevExpress Support Center at your convenience. We'll be happy to follow-up.
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