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Tip#66: Did you know... how to insert quotes values automatically while typing the attrib values?Tip #67: Did you know the list of ASP.Net MVC shortcuts?Tip #68 Did you know… How simple it is to attach an existing style sheet to your web page?Tip #69: Did you know…The keyboard shortcut for View in Browser?Tip #70: Did you know...

VS2010 Beta1 Web Application Project Database package and SMO options

In Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 release, SQL server database schema and data can be packaged for deployment along with the website.  It utilizes Msdeploy SQL Database provider functionality in IIS team’s msdeploy release.  In Visual studio 2010 Beta1, user can set the database package options in web application project’s Deploy-SQL...

Enabling CAS Policy Compatibility Mode for a Project

If you’re migrating a VS project over to VS 2010 Beta1 and you are calling code that is passing Evidence objects to the runtime expecting security policy resolution, or if you’re using a permission Deny, you may run into the following exception: NotSupportedException: This method uses CAS policy, which has been obsoleted by the .NET ...
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Visual Web Developer – Designer Survey

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.Click Here to take survey This survey centers around the VWD designer which provides a WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing Web pages. All ...

Getting more information than the exception class provides

We recently had a question about how to get more information than an exception’s type provides. The developer was trying to copy a file and didn’t know why the copy was failing. File copies can fail for many reasons, almost all of them what Eric Lippert calls “exogenous conditions”. The developer was catching System....
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Tail Call Improvements in .Net Framework 4

Grant Richins has a post on the CLR Code Generation team blog that covers the work done to improve the x64 JIT to honor the "tail." instruction prefix, thereby making functional languages like F# more viable. You can find the full post here...
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ASP.Net MVC for Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 Codeplex

ASP.Net MVC for Visual Studio 2010 is available for download here: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=28527.There is no new functionality but you should be able to upgrade your applications to target the 4.0 framework (or leave them as is) if you would like to play with ASP.Net MVC on Dev10. Please read the ...

Updates to FTP publishing in Visual Studio 2010

With VS2010, we introduced “web deployment tool” as the new publish method; at the same time, FTP publish is still available and supported in VS2010. In web application project system, because we centralized main deployment workflow, so some new features usually introducd at the same time with “web deployment tool” is also available to...

Changes to the Publish dialog in web application project system in Visual Studio 2010

This blog explains some modification we made to the publish dialog in the web application project system, mainly to accommodate new web deployment tools from IIS team (aka “MsDeploy”). Changes are summarized as following: 1. Persist your publish settings through creating and managing publish profiles 2. Provide a “publish method” ...

What’s New for .Net Framework Security

 Shawn Farkas, CLR security developer, has started a cool series of posts on what’s new in .NET Framework 4 security. If you’re doing any work with or have scenarios involving partially trusted code, you’ll want to take a look. Topics include sandboxing, Code Access Security (CAS) Policy, and a nifty Channel 9 video. ...
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