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JScript Debugging in Visual Web Developer 2005

A lot of people have asked about how to debug JScript in Visual Web Developer 2005. You need to know a few tricks before you can set a breakpoint on an ASPX document (Note that the experience is vastly improved in our Orcas March CTP and I will be making a separate blog post on that soon).  1. Enable client script debugging on IE: (image...

Visual Studio 2005 Update for Windows Vista Available

I recently posted some tips about how to have success doing web development with Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista.  One recommendation in that post was to install the "Beta" release of the Visual Studio 2005 Update for WIndows Vista.  I'm happy to announce final version of the Visual Studio 2005 Update for...

JScript IntelliSense March CTP Gotchas + Workarounds

The March CTP is of course a "Preview" and does have some bugs.  I thought we'd share the top issues seen and offer some workarounds. 1. TypeLibBuilder.exe "has encountered a problem..." If you're seeing this: (image) This a bug where that particular assembly has not been given a Strong Name.  The solution ...

New Beginner Development Learning Center on MSDN

Are you a true beginner at web development?  Do you want to know what CSS stands for or how to write your first line of JavaScript?  Do you already know HTML and basic web development, but are new to ASP.NET?  Are you familiar with ASP.NET but are not sure how to add master pages or membership to your application? If ...

JScript IntelliSense in Visual Studio Orcas

The March CTP of Visual Studio marks the debut of a much-requested and long-awaited feature: improved JScript IntelliSense.  We’ve been working on this for almost a year now and I’m pretty excited to finally be able to share it with the public.  There are a variety of topics I’d like to deep dive into, but for today let’s ...

Visual Studio Orcas March CTP is available!

The March CTP (community technology preview) of Visual Studio Orcas is now available here.  You can either install it (side-by-side with VS 2005) or use via a VPC image.  This is the first CTP that contains significant web tools feature enhancements - the new HTML/Webforms Designer, Jscript Intellisense and Debugging, ...

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 ...

WPF/E ASP.NET Server Control

The other day, I have posted on an entry on my blog showing how to embed videos on your websites using simple IFrame technique. The next thing I wanted to do is to build an ASP.NET Server Control to show how easy it is to integrate rich content into ASPX pages - but Mike Harsh beat me to it. See his post about the WPF/E ASP.NET Server ...

Part 3 of 3: Creating sub-projects using the Visual Studio Development Server and Web Application Projects

This is the Part 3 of a 3 part series on using sub-projects with the Web Application Projects add-in for Visual Studio 2005. Part 1 of the series can be found here. Part 2 of the series can be found here. This post covers the final concept I wanted to share when using sub-projects with the Web Application Projects add-in, that is ...

Getting started with ASP.NET AJAX in Visual Web Developer

Once you download ASP.NET AJAX, you are ready to start using Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio 2005 for your development. The first thing you will notice when you open up Visual Web Developer is that you now have a new project type called ASP.NET AJAX Enabled Web Site as seen below. (image) Selecting this option will give you a web ...