The CodePlex Foundation has accepted a new open source project, the Web Forms MVP project, into the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery, collaborative environment for ASP.NET open source projects. In addition to sponsoring the Gallery, Microsoft has donated the ASP.NET Ajax Library as the first gallery project. The gallery is open to adding ASP.NET related projects from the community as well as additional projects from Microsoft.
Web Forms MVP supports test-driven development for ASP.NET applications. A simple-to-implement Model View Presenter framework for ASP.Net Web Forms, the Web Forms MVP project balances productivity and control for developers charged with developing and maintaining ASP.NET applications by providing support for features such as data binding, normal server controls and asynchronous pages. Web Forms MVP is included in DotNetNuke version 5.3, a web CMS platform used to support large production web sites.
Damian Edwards, a Microsoft employee, and Tatham Oddie, an independent software developer, contributed the project to CodePlex.org and are the project facilitators. The gallery manager is Dmitry Robsman.
The CodePlex Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation created as a forum in which open source communities and the software development community can come together with the shared goal of increasing participation in open source community projects. The provides a framework to facilitate the participation of corporate software developers in open source projects, either through intellectual property contributions to the foundation or through time volunteered under the auspices of the foundation to enable development work on open source projects.