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JScript IntelliSense March CTP Gotchas + Workarounds

The March CTP is of course a "Preview" and does have some bugs.  I thought we'd share the top issues seen and offer some workarounds. 1. TypeLibBuilder.exe "has encountered a problem..." If you're seeing this: This a bug where that particular assembly has not been given a Strong Name.  The solution is to ...

New Beginner Development Learning Center on MSDN

Are you a true beginner at web development?  Do you want to know what CSS stands for or how to write your first line of JavaScript?  Do you already know HTML and basic web development, but are new to ASP.NET?  Are you familiar with ASP.NET but are not sure how to add master pages or membership to your application? If ...

JScript IntelliSense in Visual Studio Orcas

The March CTP of Visual Studio marks the debut of a much-requested and long-awaited feature: improved JScript IntelliSense.  We’ve been working on this for almost a year now and I’m pretty excited to finally be able to share it with the public.  There are a variety of topics I’d like to deep dive into, but for today let’s ...

Visual Studio Orcas March CTP is available!

The March CTP (community technology preview) of Visual Studio Orcas is now available here.  You can either install it (side-by-side with VS 2005) or use via a VPC image.  This is the first CTP that contains significant web tools feature enhancements - the new HTML/Webforms Designer, Jscript Intellisense and Debugging, ...

Tip/Trick: Avoid launching 2 instances of IE when using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista

I've seen user reports in several forums, where two instances of Internet Explorer get launched when doing F5, CTRL+F5, or View in Browser in Visual Studio 2005 running on Windows Vista. If you are encountering this issue, taking the following two steps should fix it: Install the beta version of the Visual Studio 2005...

How to use the new CSS features in Visual Studio Orcas

One of the questions I have gotten when showing the new CSS features in Orcas to customers is how do these tools help me analyze the styles on my page. Or more specifically, why doesn’t the page look like I think it should. One of the most powerful new tools included in Orcas is the CSS property grid. It looks somewhat like the standard ...

Tip/Trick: Using Mobile Web Forms with Web Application Projects

Hopefully, people reading this post are familiar with the "Web Application Projects" feature that was added to Visual Studio 2005 in Service Pack 1.  If you are using Web Application Projects, you might have noticed that it doesn't have item templates for ASP.NET Mobile Web Forms (which were previously available in Visual Studio 2003...

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released – details about changes for web tools

As many of you may heard Visual Studio 2005 SP1 was officially released several days ago.  There have already been a couple of blog posts announcing the release from ScottGu and Soma.  One item of feedback I saw on those posts was a request for more information about the actual fixes in SP1.I'm writing this blog post to ...

WPF/E ASP.NET Server Control

The other day, I have posted on an entry on my blog showing how to embed videos on your websites using simple IFrame technique. The next thing I wanted to do is to build an ASP.NET Server Control to show how easy it is to integrate rich content into ASPX pages - but Mike Harsh beat me to it. See his post about the WPF/E ASP.NET Server ...

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