In a previous blog, Controls State: "Error Creating Control" in the Design View in Visual Studio 2010, I have discussed about an Error Creating Control issue related to accessing the Session state in the OnInit() method. Since then, I have discovered that the Error Creating Control will also show in the design view if we try to access any object not being instantiated at the design time inside the OnInit() method.
Hi, I’m Dan Chartier, I work on the Web Tools designer and helped improve its performance in Visual Studio 2010. For some background, Visual Studio 2008 completely replaced the original trident (Internet Explorer) designer with the FrontPage designer (which is also used by Expression Web).
Update (5/3/2010): In addition to the VS designer surface not loading, there are other actions that will cause a hang. Working with CSS increases your chances of seeing this issue. For example, bringing up the CSS Manage Styles dialog, the CSS property grid,
We have seen some customers report the issue that certain controls are not getting generated correctly in the designer file in Visual Studio 2010 RC for the ASP.Net Web Application Projects.
We are currently working on a fix for this issue for the final RTM release.
Some time ago Jim Cheshire wrote a book on VWD 2008 and recently book publisher kindly allowed us to provide four chapters as free downloadable PDF files. The following chapters are available:
Creating Web sites
Creating and Managing CSS Styles
Applying CSS to Web Forms
Debugging ASP.NET Applications
You can find link to download at VWD section on ASP.NET Web site (look for Visual Web Developer Books section at the right side) or download ZIP file directly from here.
The VWD team is always looking for ways to improve our product for our customers. To help us better achieve this goal we have created a survey that we hope you will take a few moments to fill out.
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This survey centers around the VWD designer which provides a WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing Web pages.