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Workaround: Empty Design View for User Controls

I've noticed quite a few people run into the issue "Why is design mode empty for my web user control (ASCX)?".  It's not obvious what might be causing this bug, so I thought I'd offer an explanation and a couple workarounds. Problem You have a user control that has a "link" tag to an external style sheet or a "style" tag with local ...

Public alias to report performance issues with VWD 2008

As a part of creating a way for customers to directly communicate with the product team and get help if they are running into performance issues in Visual Web Developer 2008 or web-related features in Visual Studio 2008, the product team has created a public alias to report all performance related concerns about the product. The alias is ...

Dynamic Data Preview 04-23 Refresh Now Available

Update to the preceding blog post... we've just made available an 04-23 refresh of the Dynamic Data Release on the Code Gallery website.  This release includes some nice runtime enhancements for routed URLs, Dynamic Data Wizard templates in the Visual Basic language, plus a whole bunch of bug fixes and codegen improvements. ...

Looking for talented Program Managers to join our team!

If you love the web and are passionate about the developer experience building web applications we'd like to hear from you.These are hot positions focused on cutting edge technologies.  You can learn more about our positions from the links below: Authoring for Web Standards Authoring Silverlight Applications in Visual Studio  (...

Using IIS7 with Visual Studio 2005 & Visual Studio 2008

Mike Volodarsky on the IIS team just published some very useful articles describing how to setup and configure IIS7 to properly work with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005.The article covers necessary components needing to be installed, and the required configuration needed to create, edit and debug web applications using IIS7 and ...

Solution: web applications using DHTML Editing Control do not work in Windows Vista

Last year, we made a post to the IE team blog about the removal of the DHTML Editing Control from the Windows Vista.The removal of the control affects three types of applications: Just this last week, we released one more solution for web applications that rely on the DHTML Editing Control and do not work in Vista.  The solution is ...

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