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Another Error Creating Control in the Design View with Object Reference Not Set in Visual Studio 2010

In a previous blog, Controls State: "Error Creating Control" in the Design View in Visual Studio 2010, I have discussed about an Error Creating Control issue related to accessing the Session state in the OnInit() method. Since then, I have discovered that the Error Creating Control will also show in the design view if we try to ...

Design View Performance Improvements

Hi, I’m Dan Chartier, I work on the Web Tools designer and helped improve its performance in Visual Studio 2010. For some background, Visual Studio 2008 completely replaced the original trident (Internet Explorer) designer with the FrontPage designer (which is also used by Expression Web). While we gained many improvements with this change, ...

Workaround: Missing Declarations for Controls in Designer File

We have seen some customers report the issue that certain controls are not getting generated correctly in the designer file in Visual Studio 2010 RC for the ASP.Net Web Application Projects. We are currently working on a fix for this issue for the final RTM release. Workaround: You can work-around this issue by declaring the missing controls ...

Download four free sample chapters from Visual Web Developer book

Some time ago Jim Cheshire wrote a book on VWD 2008 and recently book publisher kindly allowed us to provide four chapters as free downloadable PDF files. The following chapters are available: You can find link to download at VWD section on ASP.NET Web site (look for Visual Web Developer Books section at the right side) or download ...

Visual Web Developer – Designer Survey

The VWD team is always looking for ways to improve our product for our customers. To help us better achieve this goal we have created a survey that we hope you will take a few moments to fill out.Click Here to take survey This survey centers around the VWD designer which provides a WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing Web pages. All ...