If you’ve downloaded and installed the latest ASP.NET MVC 4 RC bits, you might have noticed one of the recently added MVC4 project templates is not longer there. The Single Page Application (SPA) project template that shipped with the ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta as an early preview, will not ship with the final MVC 4 release. It will however continue to evolve outside of the MVC 4 release.
More information is available on the ASP.NET SPA Home Page:
“An official release of ASP.NET SPA won’t be ready in time to ship with the final ASP.NET MVC 4 release. You can find the source code for ASP.NET SPA and follow the development effort on the ASP.NET CodePlex site.”
If you look closely you will also notice another change. While it appears that a new “Basic” template has been added, the previous “Empty” template has been renamed to “Basic” and a new, much more empty “Empty” template has been added to give a bare bones empty starting point for an MVC4 project.