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Request for Real-World Web Applications

In preparation for enhancing Visual Studio design-time experience testing, we’d like to collect a catalog of real world applications to use for performance, stress, and ad hoc testing by the Web Platform and Tools team.  We’re looking for small, medium, and large applications covering a range of architectures, languages, ...

Web Custom Control Behavior and Authoring

  Some Best Practices and Guidance for Web Control Vendors Targeting Visual Studio The goal of this post is to provide guidance for control vendors on best practices for writing custom controls with regard to their behavior in Visual Studio. It is designed to give vendors insight into how Visual Studio behaves when performing common ...

General Performance Improvements in VS2010 since Beta2

When we released Beta2 in Oct 2009, there was a lot of customer excitement about the super cool features in VS 2010. However, one recurring complaint from customers was that the performance of VS 2010 was not on par with Orcas. Customers were experiencing general slowness in a lot of features that was hindering them with daily operations. We ...

Design View Performance Improvements

Hi, I’m Dan Chartier, I work on the Web Tools designer and helped improve its performance in Visual Studio 2010. For some background, Visual Studio 2008 completely replaced the original trident (Internet Explorer) designer with the FrontPage designer (which is also used by Expression Web). While we gained many improvements with this change, ...

Web Deployment: Excluding Files and Folders via the Web Application’s Project File

Web Deployment (see this posting for an overview) offers a set of pre-determined options to allow users to include the most common sets of files for deployment.  These options are as follows and can be found under the “Items to deploy” section on the Package / Publish Web property page.   Only files needed to run this ...

One-Click Publish – What’s New Since Beta 2

Publishing using MSDeploy In-Process Deployment or Remote Agent Through the Beta 2 release, VS 2010 had only supported publishing to servers using MSDeploy's IIS deployment handler technology integrated with the “Web Management Service”, a.k.a. WMSVC. As long as you had an account on a hosting server ...

Upgrade or Uninstall of Office 2007 might cause VS 2008 Web designer to hang

Update (5/3/2010): In addition to the VS designer surface not loading, there are other actions that will cause a hang.  Working with CSS increases your chances of seeing this issue.  For example, bringing up the CSS Manage Styles dialog, the CSS property grid, or CSS Apply Styles dialog can all cause the hang.  ...

Issues between Visual Studio, Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse and Windows 2008 Server

Quite some time ago, when Vista just went RTM, Risk Strahl discovered that when he used Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse, code intellisense and markup validation in Visual Studio stopped working. Since several activities in VS are done in a background on idle (not to be confused with background threads - idle processing is performed on the ...

Silverlight 4 Tools Released

This morning we released Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010!The link to download and installs the tools is http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177508.  The tools will install: Note that this is the RC release of the Silverlight 4 tools. With these tools you can start developing Silverlight 4 applications ...

Visual Studio 2010 MVC 2 Upgrade Wizard

Prior to the RTM release of Visual Studio 2010, the only way to upgrade an ASP.Net MVC 1 application to ASP.Net MVC 2 was to use Eilon Lipton’s tool. With the release of Visual Studio 2010 you will now be able to open your MVC 1 projects in Visual Studio 2010 and upgrade them to ASP.Net MVC 2 projects. Also, you can upgrade the target ...

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