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Multiple control selection in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

We have been listening to your [strong] feedback and we are now happy to announce that multiple selection and alignment operations in Design view are coming back and will be included in VS 2008 SP1 RTM and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1 RTM.We do understand that designing pages using absolute positioning of elements is a highly ...

JScript Debugging: Made easy with IE8

The feature I'm most excited about in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is ironically one you might not notice at all. Problem If you're reading this, you probably know (and are still untangling the double-negative logic of) the "Disable script debugging" option in IE.  Say you just spent 10 hours debugging script.  It's time for a break.&...

Tips & Tricks: Web Server Settings for Web Application Projects now can be stored per user as well as per project

Web server settings, which are accessible inside Web Application Projects (WAPs) property pages (Web section)  allow you to specify settings associated to to Visual Studio Development Server or IIS.  Many a times in a team development environment it is preferred that these settings are shared across the teams providing consistency; ...

Web Deployment Projects (WDP) for Visual Studio 2008 – December 2007 CTP Released

Based on the feedback from web development community we just released the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) of Web Deployment Projects for Visual Studio 2008... This release of Web Deployment Projects (WDP) has all the features that VS 2005 WDP release has and in addition has few other enhancements which I will call out later in this post...

First book on Visual Web Developer 2008

Jim Cheshire who is working in Microsoft Customer Support wrote a new book on the Visual Web Developer 2008 "The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008". It describes all the new features that VWD 2008 brings for Web designers and, of course, all ...

SQL Database Publishing wizard is now in Visual Studio 2008.

The SQL database publishing wizard is a very popular web-downloadable add-in for Visual Studio 2005. The publishing wizard addresses the issue where a developer needs to deploy a local database from his development machine to a hosting environment on a remote machine. We received a lot of positive feedback for this wizard and we decided to ...

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-...

Tip/Trick: ASP.NET Mobile Development with Visual Studio 2008

If you are using Visual Studio 2008, you might have noticed that it doesn't have item templates for ASP.NET Mobile Web Forms (which were previously available in Visual Studio 2003).   To help users with this scenario, I've created the following item templates for ASP.NET Web Site and ASP.NET Web Application projects: Mobile ...