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Expression Web and Expression Blend added to MSDN!

Back in December 2006, Microsoft released Expression Web, a designer tool that's a great companion to Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio.  You can read about this tool in this earlier blog post that we had made.  Since then, we have received a ton of feedback asking why this as well as Expression Blend are not...

JScript Debugging in Visual Web Developer Orcas

Jeff King made a recent post to show off the new JScript IntelliSense feature in the March CTP of Visual Studio. Now I am going to show off the improved JScript Debugging experience in the March CTP. The first thing you will notice is that when you try to debug an IE page, VS will give you a nice little dialog reminding you to turn ...

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:  ...

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: This a bug where that particular assembly has not been given a Strong Name.  The solution is to ...

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 ...

Tip/Trick: Using Mobile Web Forms with Web Application Projects

Hopefully, people reading this post are familiar with the "Web Application Projects" feature that was added to Visual Studio 2005 in Service Pack 1.  If you are using Web Application Projects, 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...

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