Create A New ASP.NET MVC Project In Visual Studio 2015

This blog is for beginners, who just stepped into ASP.NET world and Visual Studio IDE. For this blog, I am using Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. Assume that you have already installed it in your machine. If not, get it from here.

Step 1

Open Visual Studio. You can open the VS in many ways.

Step 2

Go to File, New Menu and select "Project...".

Step 3

In the "New Project" dialog, select "Templates", Visual C#, then Web and select "ASP.NET Web Application". After that provide the name you want to save and click "OK".

Step 4

In the next screen select ASP.NET Template as "MVC" as shown in the following screen. This screen also offers to include "core references" for WebForms and Web API as well. If you want you can just add those by checking the checkbox. If you also want to add "Unit Tests" for this project, Visual studio will add one for you, if you check "Add unit tests" check box. Click "OK" to open the selected template.

Step 5

That's it. You have successfully created an ASP.NET MVC Web Project. It will look like below, as you can see, it will consist of all the necessary files to start the development. You can see this in the solution explorer.

Readers, Am I missing anything to add? Let me know your thoughts as comments.

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