The ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update was released today. There were many updates including some big additions like OData support and SignalR. Some of the things that jump out at me form the release notes.
“Paste JSON as a .NET class. Using this Special Paste command to paste JSON into a C# or VB.NET code file, and Visual Studio will automatically generate .NET classes inferred from the JSON.”
“Mobile Emulator support adds extensibility hooks so that third-party emulators can be installed as a VSIX. The installed emulators will show up in the F5 dropdown, so that developers can preview their websites on a variety of mobile devices. Read more about this feature in Scott Hanselman’s blog entry on the new BrowserStack integration with Visual Studio.”
“ASP.NET Web API OData
ASP.NET Web API OData gives you the flexibility you need to build OData endpoints with rich business logic over any data source”
ASP.NET SignalR makes it simple to add real-time web capabilities to your ASP.NET application, using WebSockets if available and automatically falling back to other techniques when it isn’t.”
Related Blog Posts
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Notes
ScottGu – Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update
Scott Hanselman – Released: ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 in Context
Jon Galloway – Announcing the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release!
Web Tools 2012.2 and Web Essentials