Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web new features

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In earlier blog, we mentioned that Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web is available to download. Besides the common features seen in Visual Studio 2010 Web Express, it provides some new functionalities.


TFS support

VS11 Express Beta for Web added TFS support which including all of the TFS client features, such as source control, team explorer tool window, work item etc. It works with TFS 2010, Visual Studio 11 Beta TFS, and .


Unit test

With VS11 Express Beta, you can create a unit test project into an existing web solution. Unit test explorer is fully functional to run unit tests and view results.



MVC4 Beta

MVC4 Beta templates are included in VS11 Express Beta for Web as well. When creating a MVC4 beta project with default templates, unit test option is disabled due to a known issue. To work around it, one can add the unit

test project manually, or get it automatically created from VS2010, VS11 Beta and open it with VS11 Express Beta for web.


Enhanced web development features

Visual Studio 11 Express Beta also provide many enhanced web development features that you see in as Visual Studio 11 Beta, such as Page Inspector, new CSS editor, new JavaScript editor.



Visual Studio 11 Express Beta allows the project and website to target .NET framework 4.5 or 4.0. Developers should feel more freedom to choose the targeting framework with this release.


Please let us hear your feedback . We’d love to know how you use our products, the issues you encountered and the suggestions you have for us.



Xinyang Qiu

Web Platform and Tools Team


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