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 finished generating a new VSDoc for the latest update of jQuery. You can download it from the jQuery Downloads page. A refresher on how to use the file can be found here or here. Happy coding!
Jeff KingProgram ManagerVisual Studio Web Tools
You all probably know that new HTML 5 standard is coming. We made a new intellisense schema that you can add to VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 and get intellisense and validation on HTML 5 elements. Note that schema is for markup only,
Last week we released ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2008 Sp1. In the box support for single project areas is now included and the Add View tool has been modified to streamline this scenario. A walkthrough that creates two simple single project areas can be found here.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is W3C standard language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. Firefox 3+, Opera 9+ and Safari 3+ support SVG rendering. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer 8 does not support SVG natively and requires a plug-in.
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.
We have started a new series of video tutorials on Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Over the course of next few weeks we will be adding many more videos to this series. These video tutorials will range in complexity from beginner to intermediate and will help Web developers build everything from simple Web applications to full featured Web solutions that incorporate Silverlight as well as third-party libraries like jQuery.
Wcftestclient can be used to debug a WCF service. Here are two ways to enable wcftestclient debugging in Visual Studio VS2008 SP1 web applications.
In Web application project property page, web tab, one can specify start external program and command line argument for IIS based WCF:
A hotfix is now available for issues most commonly described as “I make changes in Design view but Source does not get updated” and “After certain actions designer inserts a lot of in the page”.
This hotfix can be downloaded from: