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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-...

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.   Developers can change the layout of the tree view with the Options button. The first three context menu items will categorize the CSS selector in ...

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 ...

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 "...

How to use the new CSS features in Visual Studio Orcas

One of the questions I have gotten when showing the new CSS features in Orcas to customers is how do these tools help me analyze the styles on my page. Or more specifically, why doesn’t the page look like I think it should. One of the most powerful new tools included in Orcas is the CSS property grid. It looks somewhat like the standard ...

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/...

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