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Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010

In the earlier post I highlighted various investments that we are making in Visual Studio 2010 and IIS to make Web Deployment easier.  You can read that post below: Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets which need to be considered during deployment are...

Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

Today, deploying a web application is not as easy as it should be. Whether you are deploying your web to a shared hosting environment and paying monthly to maintain it OR whether you have a web server/s managed by your enterprise, there are a lot of manual steps involved in getting your application from point A to point B. If you are ...

What’s New For MVC Tools in the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate

The ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate (RC) is finally out, and we wanted to give returning MVC users as well as new MVC users an overview of what the tooling in Visual Studio provides. The MVC 1.0 RC can be downloaded right now here (Release Notes).  Please note that this release will work with both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web ...

Hotfix for Visual Studio 2005 crash when saving pages with linked stylesheets

If you are using Visual Studio 2005 and are experiencing random crashes when saving ASPX or HTML files with linked stylesheets, try this hotfix that we published recenty: Crash in vswebdesign.dll!CStyleSheet::LoadFromURL using Visual Studio 2005 SP1: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=15541&...

VS 2010 for Web Developer – Videos

At PDC 2008 in LA and TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona we announced key new features for Visual Studio 2010 for Web Developers...  Apart from our focus on MVC, Dynamic Data, Silverlight and other key ASP.NET runtime functionality, this was the first time we announced the key investments pillars for Web Developers in VS 2010...  Over the...

Web Platform Installer

Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx.  Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features.  This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free Microsoft web development ...

JScript IntelliSense FAQ

I've been reading through the 70 or so comments on our last 2 jQuery posts.  There have been a lot of great questions.  Apologies for not being able to answer them sooner (I was busy preparing for Dev Connections).  Instead of answering them inline with the comments, I'll try to paraphrase the popular issues here and answer them...

Dev 10 Performance Improvements Planning

Web Development Tools team is planning to spend cycles in Dev10 to improve the performance of Web Development scenarios. In that effort, we have identified the following areas where we should maintain parity with VS 2008 SP1/ improve for Dev 10. We came up with the list based on our team’s tests/ regular usage/ customer feedback/ forum ...