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Web Platform Installer

Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx.  Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features.  This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free Microsoft web development ...

Workaround for a slow closing of Web projects

A few users reported that with Web projects located on a remote machine closing project or solution may hang Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express for several minutes. We fould that the issue may be caused by VS logging component that collects information on product usage. This is an opt-in feature activated in Help | ...

So, what’s new in the CLR 4.0 GC?

PDC 2008 happened not long ago so I get to write another “what’s new in GC” blog entry. For quite a while now I’ve been working on a new concurrent GC that replaces the existing one. And this new concurrent GC is called “background GC”. First of all let me apologize for having not written anything for so long. It’s been quite ...

JScript IntelliSense FAQ

I've been reading through the 70 or so comments on our last 2 jQuery posts.  There have been a lot of great questions.  Apologies for not being able to answer them sooner (I was busy preparing for Dev Connections).  Instead of answering them inline with the comments, I'll try to paraphrase the popular issues here and answer them...

Silverlight Tips of the Day – Week 9

Silverlight Tip of the Day #66 Title: How to copy XAML for Silverlight from Expression DesignerSilverlight Tip of the Day #65 Title: Adding a Mouse Wheel Event Listener to your ControlsSilverlight Tip of the Day #64 Title: Deploying a Silverlight Application with a Web ServiceSilverlight Tip of the Day #63 Title: How to Monitor...

Downloadable Hotfix: False C# compilation errors for ASP.NET code-behind files in SP1

In SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008, C# introduced a new feature to provide 'live' reporting of compilation errors. Unfortunately, the introduction of this functionality also introduced a bug where in certain cases, false C# compilation errors appear in the Error List for ASP.NET Website projects.  Specifically the...

Rich IntelliSense for jQuery

Update: A new Hotfix is availble to complement this file. A while back we updated VS2008 IntelliSense to not fail when referencing jQuery.  However, getting IntelliSense for chained calls and rich summary/parameter hints still required adding special comments to a few thousand lines of jQuery.  If you didn't have the time, you ...

Dev 10 Performance Improvements Planning

Web Development Tools team is planning to spend cycles in Dev10 to improve the performance of Web Development scenarios. In that effort, we have identified the following areas where we should maintain parity with VS 2008 SP1/ improve for Dev 10. We came up with the list based on our team’s tests/ regular usage/ customer feedback/ forum ...