New VS2008 Feature: “Downgrade” HTML, CSS, and JScript Errors to Warnings

VS2005 introduced the ability to validate your markup and CSS for standards compliance alongside your code.  It’s a great feature, but it can be frustrating when you’re looking for that one critical compilation error underneath a pile of validation errors.  Well, we heard your feedback and added two new options in VS2008 (post-...

Tip/Trick: ASP.NET Mobile Development with Visual Studio 2008

If you are using Visual Studio 2008, 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).   To help users with this scenario, I've created the following item templates for ASP.NET Web Site and ASP.NET Web Application projects: Mobile ...

Better Javascript intellisense with Silverlight 1.0

If you are using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and are building applications for Silverlight using Javascript, there is a cool project from Justin-Josef Angel, which I recommend checking out.  Using Justin's library and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, one can get much richer Javascript intellisense experience for Silverlight.  ...

Orcas Beta2 Gotcha: No ASP.NET controls in toolbox, no ASP.NET intellisense/validation on pages

We’ve heard a few reports of cases with VS Orcas Beta2 where ASP.NET controls do not show up on the toolbox and ASP.NET tag intellisense and validation is broken in HTML source view.  All of the cases reported so far have been with Vista.  The root cause of this is that the Orcas Beta2 version of System.Web.Dll did not get ...

Workaround for Beta 2 JavaScript IntelliSense and Colorization Issue

We have discovered that in a very limited number of setup scenarios of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, Jscript IntelliSense and Colorization may not work property after installing the product. You will get no IntelliSense in JavaScript code, and all JavaScript code will appear black (i.e., colorization of keywords will be missing). The image below ...

Using VS 2008 to target ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

8/10/2007 UPDATE:  This blog post was edited to include simplified instructions to work around a known issue w/ Multitargeting support in VS 2008 Beta 2.  See “Machine Prerequisites” below.   In a previous post, I described the steps you can take to upgrade your existing ASP.NET AJAX 1.0-based Web sites to use the new AJAX...

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Web.config

  <?xml version="1.0"?> <configuration>   <configSections>     <sectionGroup name="system.web.extensions" type="System.Web.Configuration.SystemWebExtensionsSectionGroup, System.Web.Extensions, Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35">      ...

Upgrading ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Websites and Web Applications to .NET Framework 3.5

8/10/2007 UPDATE:  This blog post was edited to include simplified instructions to work around a known issue w/ Multitargeting support in VS 2008 Beta 2.  See “Machine Prerequisites” below.   Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is finally released, and with it comes a bunch of great new features for writing and maintaining...