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DHTML Editing Control for Windows Vista

WebDevTools is the owner of the DHTML Editing Control; a COM control which can be used in applications or web pages for WYSIWYG HTML editing and which is shipped as part of the Windows operating system.  After a long run (nine years, since IE 4.5) this control will not be shipped as part of Windows Vista. There are two flavors of the ...

Looking for strong SDET’s to help with Web Development tools testing!

The test role at Microsoft and specifically the VWD team is somewhat different from a traditional test position in the software industry. Our team is responsible for redefining how professional designers, developers, academics and hobbyists design, develop and deploy web applications.   Testers on our team are basically ...

A peek into the VWD QA World

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm John Dixon, one of the SDET Leads on VWD. I wanted to share some of the recent work the Venus QA team has done to make our life easier. I'll start with a little bit of history. I hope you find it interesting! ****Old School:********In our last release (VS2005) QA would get a new build and based on build ...

By The Community, For The Community

By the Community, For the Community! I'm really excited to announce a new community program on the ASP.NET website called By the Community, for the Community.  It's a system to help out everyone, and give some great community members a platform from which to show off their work...

Cannot Create A New Website?

Over the last few months, I've seen a number of forum posts from people saying that when they choose "Create New Website", the dialog box that showed them the different types of websites they could create was completely horked.  For example, instead of showing this: (image) it would instead show this: (image) Often when we see bugs like...

DHTML Editing Control and IE7+

The webdevtools team has historically owned a control that shipped with IE5.5 and above.  This control is the DHTML Editing Control.  In order to improve security in IE7+, we took a hard look at this control and decided to remove it from Vista and IE7+.  A post I made yesterday on the IE blog talks about this in detail.&...

The Web 2.0 and Home grown vs Hosted Solutions

I just made a post on my blog about moving from home hosted web applications to hosted web applications.  I'm currently struggling on whether I want to move my photos from my home hosted, and customized verions of nGallery to something larger like Flickr.I'm curious what other people think is the best solution to problems like this. ...