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Silverlight "How-to" videos

We recently released a set of Silverlight "How-to" videos online.  This includes Scott Guthrie's keynote demo at Mix07 which shows off how to create a Silverlight 1.1 application using the Visual Studio add-in for Silverlight. This is also a good time to let you all know that we have had ASP.Net videos and ASP.Net AJAX videos available ...

Multi-targeting support in Visual Studio Orcas

The web development tools team has been working on an article about a new Orcas feature we call "multi-targeting".  However Scott Guthrie beat us to it and has written up an excellent and detailed article yesterday about this feature so we will just post a link to his article instead. Thanks to this feature, you can get all of the great ...

Solution / Hotfix: Developing web applications using Visual Studio 2005 and IIS7

Bradley Millington on our team posted a while back on required configuration steps for developing web applications using Visual Studio 2005 & IIS7 on Vista. This is an update to that post with information to address issues that you may still encounter resulting in the following errors when doing F5 debugging with web applications on ...

Style Application Tool Bar

After Orcas Beta1 released, some web developers mentioned that there is no documentation available for the new CSS editing features. Since I played around with this feature a lot recently, I would like to give it a try and explain it a little.   The first tool I’d like to mention is the style application tool bar. This tool bar ...

Manage Styles Tool window

This tool window provides a tree hierarchy view of all CSS selectors available from the current page. Users can navigate and find CSS style definitions in source code with this tool window.  (image) Developers can change the layout of the tree view with the Options button. The first three context menu items will categorize the CSS ...

What does the red strikethrough in CSS property grid mean?

In Visual Studio Orcas, the CSS property grid renders a red strikethrough when it wants to tell you that a property is either non-inherited or it is overridden by a rule with higher precedence.    Read the tooltip when you see a red strikethrough on your property and it will give you the exact reason for the strikethrough. Here are ...

Script# and ASP.NET AJAX

Nikhil Kothari, an architect on the ASP.NET team, has been working in his spare time on a project called Script#.  Essentially this allows an Ajax programmer to code in a strongly typed language like C# and compile their code into JavaScript.  His original article can be accessed here.  Recently he added ASP.NET AJAX support to ...

64-bit vs 32-bit

As 64-bit machines become more common, the problems we need to solve also evolve. In this post I’d like to talk about what it means for the GC and the applications’ memory usage when we move from 32-bit to 64-bit.   One big limitation of 32-bit is the virtual memory address space - as a user mode process you get 2GB, and if you use ...
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New free version of Refactor! for ASP.NET

A while back I posted about some great free refactoring tools for ASP.NET.The folks at Developer Express have just released an updated version (2.2.2), that includes some great new refactorings.  Here's a sneak peek at just one of the new refactorings that's available:(image) To check out all the new capabilities take a look at this&...

Mix07 Video: Web Development using Visual Studio "Orcas"

At the Mix07 conference this week, I did an overview presentation of the web development features being delivered in Visual Studio "Orcas".  The folks at Mix have been kind enough to make videos of all the sessions from the conference available to the public.Click here to watch my session on Web Development using Visual Studio "...