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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Browser specific JQuery script bundling

Script bundling has become a standard feature for all my recent projects, it simplifies and centralises script management. But what can you do if you need to load different scripts based on the users browser? For example, if you're using JQuery 2.x but have to support <IE9 you're going to want to load a supported version of JQuery for the earlier browsers. Luckily script bundles work much the same as normal script references.

Register the following bundles:

bundles.Add(new ScriptBundle("~/bundles/jquery2").Include(
            "~/Scripts/jquery-2.0.2.js",
            "~/Scripts/jquery-migrate-{version}.js"));

bundles.Add(new ScriptBundle("~/bundles/jquery1").Include(
            "~/Scripts/jquery-1.10.2.min.js",
            "~/Scripts/jquery-migrate-{version}.js"));

Reference these in your markup like so:

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
    @Scripts.Render("~/bundles/jquery1")
<![endif]-->
<!--[if gte IE 9]><!-->
    @Scripts.Render("~/bundles/jquery2")
<!--<![endif]-->

This will render as:

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
    <script src="/Scripts/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
    <script src="/Scripts/jquery-migrate-1.0.0.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<!--[if gte IE 9]><!-->
    <script src="/Scripts/jquery-2.0.2.js"></script>
    <script src="/Scripts/jquery-migrate-1.0.0.js"></script>
<!--<![endif]-->