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Library Manager Released in 15.8

Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) is now available in the general release of Visual Studio 2017 as of v15.8. LibMan first previewed earlier this year, and now, after a much-anticipated wait, LibMan is available in the stable release of Visual Studio 2017 bundled as a default component in the ASP.NET and web development workload. In the ...

Announcing ASP.NET 4.6 and ASP.NET 5 beta 5 in Visual Studio 2015 Release

Long time readers of this blog or followers of the ASP.NET Community Standup know that this day was coming, and we have a released version of ASP.NET 4.6 framework and tools with Visual Studio 2015.  Not only are we shipping ASP.NET 4.6, but we are also including with Visual Studio 2015 a bundle of ASP.NET 5 beta 5 runtime tools and libraries...

_references.js file’s auto sync feature

In VS2013 RTM, we shipped a not well known feature for _references.js file: /// <autosync enabled="true" />. If we specify /// <autosync enabled="true" /> in the beginning of ~/scripts/_references.js, then any addition, rename, deletion of JavaScript files in the project will automatically change the content ...

HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 RC

Several interesting features have been added to the new HTML editor in Visual Studio 2013 RC since the VS 2013 Preview release. See HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 Preview for a rundown of the Preview features. CSS Class and ID IntelliSense In the Preview release, the new HTML editor did not implement CSS Class IntelliSense, ...

Disabling Knockout Intellisense

Update 4/4/2013: This problem is fixed in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). If the internal JavaScript engine could not figure out the IntelliSense in one second, VS will time out instead of keep evaluating (which in some cases can slow down VS significantly).  If it happens, some KnockoutJS IntelliSense will not be shown in the editor...

MVC Single Page Application Template Update for ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

We added a C# MVC Single Page Application (SPA) template in ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update BUILD Preview. John Papa had written a detailed blog about the preview version. With help of John Papa’s detailed feedback and sample code, we’ve rewritten and reorganized the JavaScript code to make it more structured in RC. We really appreciate the help ...

CSS Auto-Sync and JavaScript Selection Mapping in Page Inspector

With the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC (details here), we have added a couple of new features to Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2012, namely CSS Auto-Sync and JavaScript Selection Mapping. I explain these features in the context of a MVC 4 Single Page Application (SPA app) below, which is a new template available in this ...

Knockout Intellisense in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

WTE (Web Tools Extension) 1.2 RC is part of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC and it’s available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=36053. Knockout Intellisense is an exciting new feature in WTE 1.2 RC.  Knockout is a declarative JavaScript MVVM system for client-side data binding. ...

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