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ASP.NET Core 2.2.0-preview1: SignalR Java Client

This post was authored by Mikael Mengistu. In ASP.NET Core 2.2 we are introducing a Java Client for SignalR. The first preview of this new client is available now. This client supports connecting to an ASP.NET Core SignalR Server from Java code, including Android apps. The API for the Java client is very similar to that of the already ...

How to customize the generated files from the New Scaffolded Item dialog

In Visual Studio 2013 we introduced the Add New Scaffolded Item dialog. This dialog replaced the Add View/Add Controllers ASP.NET MVC dialog which was had in 2012. This new dialog works for all ASP.NET projects (MVC, Web Forms and Web API). This is one example of how we are delivering on the “One ASP.NET” vision. We’ve also released the ...

A High-Value, Undocumented LESS Editor Feature in Visual Studio

Recently a very valuable, undocumented feature in the Visual Studio LESS editor came to my attention. This applies equally to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 and later, and to Visual Studio 2013. The installation of Web Essentials is not required to benefit from this feature.The Visual Studio LESS Editor respects @import statements, and can ...

Web Publish how to automate multi-project publish with file system

The other day I received an email from a customer with a question which I’ve summarized as below. I have a solution containing multiple web projects. One of the projects, _RootSite, is the top level website which I want to publish. It’s an MVC project. I also have other web projects in the same solution. These other projects are apps ...

Update: Knockout IntelliSense Highlight Bug Fix

In an earlier blog post on June 24th entitled Knockout IntelliSense Highlighting Bug Fix I described a bug fix in the Knockout IntelliSense feature. In that post I recommended installing Windows Azure SDK for .NET (VS 2012) – 2.0 to acquire the fix since it did not make it into any of the Visual Studio Updates for 2012. Several ...

Publish HTML/JS website to Linux/Apache using Visual Studio

We received a question about how to use Visual Studio to deploy HTML/JS website to Linux / Apache.  To do it, you need to create an empty ASP.NET website project in Visual Studio (File->New Web Site…) and then include all the HTML/JS files. 1. Right click on the website Project, select “Publish Web Site”. 2. Drop ...

Knockout IntelliSense Highlighting Bug Fix

We introduced Knockout IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2012 for web projects with KnockoutJS included, and fixed a few bugs in VS Update 1 and 2. However, one bug was not fixed in VS Update 2 and is still frequently reported: the highlighting region can shift around as the page is edited: This bug was fixed and release in Web Tools ...

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ is a cool feature in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC. This feature will help you generate strongly typed classes in C# or VB.NET from valid JSON text. With ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC installed, you will see new menu option like below for C# and VB.NET Website and Web Application projects only. This new menu ...

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 ...

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