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Friday, November 9, 2012

Getting started with Contour 3.0 Beta

So now you know about all the new stuff coming up in Contour 3.0 (code first, conditional logic, full markup control, easier to work with lots of forms) and wanna give the beta a try. Here’s a quick guide to get you going:

Download the package

You can get the beta package from the build server

Install the Beta

Go to the developer section > Packages > Install local package and follow the installation wizard


Design forms

Go to the new Contour section and start designing your forms


Add script references

The new razor form render needs jQuery, jQueryUI, jQuery validate and jQuery validate unobstrusive. So you’ll need to add those to the head section of your template/view

 <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src=""></script> <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script> 

Add the form to your page

Use the insert macro button the insert the contour form macro



Report bugs

If you find any bugs please report them on the public issue tracker found at


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