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The future of ASP.NET SignalR

In ASP.NET Core 2.1, we brought SignalR into the ASP.NET Core family. Many of our users have asked what this means for the previous version of SignalR: ASP.NET SignalR. As a reminder, ASP.NET SignalR is represented by the NuGet package Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR and runs on applications using .NET Framework and System.Web. ASP.NET Core SignalR ...

HTML 5 intellisense and validation schema for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer

You all probably know that new HTML 5 standard is coming. We made a new intellisense schema that you can add to VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 and get intellisense and validation on HTML 5 elements. Note that schema is for markup only, we do not have DOM2 update for jscript intellisense yet. How to install the schema: Download attached ZIP file...

Updated NUnit Templates for ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM

ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM has been out for a while and I noticed that people are still downloading an NUnit sample project I created for ASP.Net MVC Preview 3. Since then an AccountController class and a corresponding set of unit tests have been added to the MVC Application project. I created an updated set of NUnit templates with tests for the Home...

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate now available in Web Platform Installer

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RC can now be installed with Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx Here is a quick description of Web Platform Installer from the Web Platform Installer website: “The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, ...

Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here By default in the WDP ...

Troubleshooting “Visual Studio 2008 Design view hangs” issues

Over the last few months we've collected information on various issues related to design view not working in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Here is list of known issues and possible solutions:Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component fails to install.1. Pre-release Office 2007 components are installed. Most ...

What to do when VWD crashes or hangs on you

It is surely frustrating when VS or VWD crashes on you or hangs with "Not Responsing" message. If you do not have reliable repro steps, the best piece of information you can provide to us is a debug dump. He is how you can obtain it.If you are using Visual Studio1. Start Visual Studio. 2. Start another instance of VS. 3. In the second instance...

Faster switch to design view in VS 2008 SP1 RTM

Some customers discovered that sometimes switch to Design view was very slow. We analyzed submitted reports and tracked the issue down to a code that was discovering available AJAX Extenders and which contols they were applicable to. In order to avoid unnecessary delays we moved discovery of AJAX extenders to a background thread. This ...

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