Have you installed the new spell checker add-in yet?

Mikhail Arkhipov on our team recently developed a spell checker add-in to Visual Studio 2005 that allows you to spell check the contents of your ASP.NET or HTML page in HTML view.  You need to have Office 2003 installed on your machine in order for this feature to work.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/mikhailarkhipov/archive/2006/04/17/...

Meet the Team – Danny Chen

Hi, I'm Danny Chen, (2nd from the right, grey shirt, next to Pete).  Like Pete, I'm also an SDET for Visual Web Developer.  I've been at Microsoft for about 1 1/2 years.  Prior to shipping Visual Studio 2005, I was on the QA team for ASP.NET.  I really enjoy working with the extensibility features of Visual Studio and ASP.NET whether it's ...

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the Web Development Tools team blog!  Recently we decided to create a team blog to ensure regular content to you from more of our team members.   Who are we, you ask?  Web Development Tools is the team that brought you the awesome Visual Web Developer Express product.  If you haven't downloaded this yet, what are you ...

Large Object Heap

LOH (Large Object Heap) contains objects that are 85,000 bytes or bigger (there’s also some objects that are less than 85,000 bytes that are allocated on the LOH by the runtime itself but usually they are very small and we’ll ignore them for this discussion).   The way LOH is implemented changed dramatically from 1.0 to 1.1. In 1.0 ...
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Workstation GC for server applications?

In Using GC Efficiently – Part 2 I talked about different flavors of GC that exist in the CLR and how you choose which flavor is good for your applications, and I said that the Server GC flavor is designed for server applications. As with any performance tuning there are always exceptions – there’s no one-rule-fits-all. Recently I worked...
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Thank you all for your comments!

I will write about the things you asked in my last blog entry's comments in the next few blog entries...
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What do you want to know?

In my previous Using GC Efficiently entries I've basically covered all the big areas of GC in the CLR. There are of course a lot of things to write about GC but I want to keep GC users as my target audience, not GC designers/implementors. So I would really like to hear from you - our customers of the .NET Framework - if you have ...
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So, what’s new in the CLR 2.0 GC?

Certainly that’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get (at the PDC too!). So since PDC already happened I can tell the rest of you about the new stuff happened in GC in CLR 2.0. The slides can be downloaded here. And I will be referring to some of the slides. I must apologize for your having to click on the link to see the slide ...
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GC talk at the 2005 PDC

I will be giving a GC talk at the PDC this September. This talk is to give you a close up view of the CLR GC so I hope to see all you hard core .NET developers there! I will talk about some internal details of generations, allocations, different flavors of GC and fragmentation (what we have done in the GC and what you can do in your ...
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Using GC Efficiently – Part 4

In this article I’ll talk about things you want to look for when you look at the managed heap in your applications to determine if you have a healthy heap. I’ll touch on some topics related to large heaps and the implications you want to be aware of when you have an application that maintains or has potential for the need to maintain a ...
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