Migration Notes: ASP.NET 5 MVC 6 - Beta 7 to Beta 8

Time for the last beta of ASP.NET 5 MVC 6! Here are my release notes to my current team on migrating from Beta 7 to Beta 8:

Good Morning, Everyone: The upgrade to beta 8 has been completed. As with previous beta updates, Visual Studio requires updated tooling, so please grab these:

  • DotNetVersionManager-x64.msi
  • WebToolsExtensionsVS14

From here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49442 And don’t forget to update your dnvm stuff (ORDER MATTERS):

  • dnvm upgrade -arch x64 -r clr
  • dnvm upgrade -arch x86 -r clr

You may want to remove all other betas from your user folder: C:\Users\{YOUR PROFILE}\.dnx\runtimes The following announcements/issues were relevant to our codebase to some degree:

A few interesting code changes:

ConfigurationBuilder Changes:

ConfigurationBuilder no longer takes the ApplicationBasePath; it is now fluently added.

var configBuilder = new ConfigurationBuilder()

Web.config Changes:

Relying only on the new HttpHandler.

   <add name="httpPlatformHandler" path="\*" verb="\*" modules="httpPlatformHandler" resourceType="Unspecified" />

I have not merged this to dev yet; I want to do some additional testing and will collaborate with you before I do. From forums and other posts, it looks like there may be some deployment and/or Azure issues from this release that need to be worked through. Some additional references: