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Faster switch to design view in VS 2008 SP1 RTM

Some customers discovered that sometimes switch to Design view was very slow. We analyzed submitted reports and tracked the issue down to a code that was discovering available AJAX Extenders and which contols they were applicable to. In order to avoid unnecessary delays we moved discovery of AJAX extenders to a background thread. This ...

Anti-virus programs can affect VS build performance

We have had complaints from some customers saying that their Web Project build performance with VS is very slow and it turns out that for some of the complaints the actual issue was anti-virus programs running on their machines. So, how do anti-virus programs affect VS build? Please take a look at the following snippet from ScottGu's blog...

Multiple control selection in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

We have been listening to your [strong] feedback and we are now happy to announce that multiple selection and alignment operations in Design view are coming back and will be included in VS 2008 SP1 RTM and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1 RTM.We do understand that designing pages using absolute positioning of elements is a highly ...

ADO.net Data Service reflection class creation in VS2008 SP1 Beta, a breaking change with CTP time

I added a blog "ADO.net Data Service reflection class creation in VS2008 SP1 Beta, a breaking change with CTP time" inhttp://blogs.msdn.com/xqiu/archive/2008/05/13/ado-net-data-service-reflection-class-creation-in-vs2008-sp1-beta-a-breaking-change-with-ctp-time.aspxHope it helps for data service lovers.Xin, SDET in Web Development Tools...

Support configuration specific output folders in a Silverlight project

In Beta1, VS Silverlight tools doesn’t allow users to maintain separate build output folder for different build configuration, and this causes once you switch from “Debug” to “Release” build configuration, under ClientBin folder the existing debug assemblies will be overwritten by the release version. Unless you switch back to “...

Localizing a Silverlight application

VS Silverlight beta2 adjusted its build functionalities to support the new Silverlight runtime localization model, which essentially is “one language, one xap”. This article provides the steps to take to build a localized app Let us say, you want to localize your app for the culture of “ja-jp”. You have created several resource files ...

What’s new with Silverlight Tools Beta 2!

A number of great improvements and changes were made for Silverlight Tools Beta 2. The following list summaries some of the major changes with details on each below. 1. WCF Templates for Silverlight Enabled. WCF templates are now enabled for Silverlight. If you want to add Web Services to your Silverlight ...

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