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Downloadable Hotfix: False C# compilation errors for ASP.NET code-behind files in SP1

In SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008, C# introduced a new feature to provide 'live' reporting of compilation errors. Unfortunately, the introduction of this functionality also introduced a bug where in certain cases, false C# compilation errors appear in the Error List for ASP.NET Website projects.  Specifically the...

Rich IntelliSense for jQuery

Update: A new Hotfix is availble to complement this file. A while back we updated VS2008 IntelliSense to not fail when referencing jQuery.  However, getting IntelliSense for chained calls and rich summary/parameter hints still required adding special comments to a few thousand lines of jQuery.  If you didn't have the time, you ...

Dev 10 Performance Improvements Planning

Web Development Tools team is planning to spend cycles in Dev10 to improve the performance of Web Development scenarios. In that effort, we have identified the following areas where we should maintain parity with VS 2008 SP1/ improve for Dev 10. We came up with the list based on our team’s tests/ regular usage/ customer feedback/ forum ...

ASP.NET MVC Beta Released!

Today we released ASP.NET MVC Beta, available here on the Microsoft Download Center.  The release is installable to Visual Studio 2008 (either RTM or SP1) or Visual Web Developer Express (SP1 only), and includes a "Go Live" grant in the license.  Scott Guthrie has written an excellent blog post covering the complete details...

Silverlight 2 has been Released!

Today I am very proud to announce that Silverlight 2 has been officially released! Grab it today at http://silverlight.net/GetStarted. This is a phenomenal release that provides a powerful solution to creating rich web application. At the link above you can install: Breaking ChangesMake certain to upgrade your beta 1 and beta 2 ...

A simple Silverlight 2.0 Stock Quotation Demo

I wrote a simple Silverlight demo of using data grid control to display stock quotes from a web service.  Here's the demo Silverlight 2.0 Stock Quotation Demo Part 1/4: Basic Design (This one include the project zip file) Silverlight 2.0 Stock Quotation Demo Part 2/4: Basic stock quotation Silverlight 2.0 Stock Quotation Demo ...

Silverlight Tips of the Day – Week 8

Silverlight Tip of the Day #57Title: How to Dynamically Load a Silverlight Control within another Silverlight ControlSilverlight Tip of the Day #56Title: Accessing the HTML DOM from Silverlight.Silverlight Tip of the Day #55Title: How to Apply Styles in Silverlight – Part ISilverlight Tip of the Day #54Title: How to Develop with ...

Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here By default in the WDP ...

Troubleshooting “Visual Studio 2008 Design view hangs” issues

Over the last few months we've collected information on various issues related to design view not working in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Here is list of known issues and possible solutions:Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component fails to install.1. Pre-release Office 2007 components are installed. Most ...

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