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Catch our team at TechEd 2008 – Orlando.

Every year we send a team to TechEds to meet you, our customers. They will be at the event site from 8.30 AM to 6.00 PM to answer your questions from June 3rd to June 6th. This time we have the following representatives at TechEd. ASP.NET Team: Kathy Carper, Scott Hunter, Simon Calvert, Clay Compton, Konst Khurin, Mark...

Dynamic Data Website: Setting selection in a list from the URL

Bradley’s earlier post, ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview Released on MSDN Code Gallery, outlined the functionality the ASP.NET Dynamic Data is offering and the walkthrough steps of how to create a Dynamic Data website using the wizard. In this post, I just want to explain a little bit how the selection between modules can “magically” work. ...

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is now available!  You can download it here (though before you do, read the note below).  In SP1, we have added some new features as well as many bug fixes.  In this blog post I’ll attempt to give an overview of the features as well as some of the key issues the Visual Web Developer team ...

Introducing JScript Formatting in VS 2008 SP1

Colorization, validation, IntelliSense, and formatting comprise the core of any modern editor.  With VS 2008 SP1, we are completing the core JScript editor by introducing code formatting.  Additionally, we have promoted JScript to a dedicated node in “Tools Options” providing a clean separation from the HTML “Tools Options...

Workaround: Empty Design View for User Controls

I've noticed quite a few people run into the issue "Why is design mode empty for my web user control (ASCX)?".  It's not obvious what might be causing this bug, so I thought I'd offer an explanation and a couple workarounds. Problem You have a user control that has a "link" tag to an external style sheet or a "style" tag with local ...

Public alias to report performance issues with VWD 2008

As a part of creating a way for customers to directly communicate with the product team and get help if they are running into performance issues in Visual Web Developer 2008 or web-related features in Visual Studio 2008, the product team has created a public alias to report all performance related concerns about the product. The alias is ...

Dynamic Data Preview 04-23 Refresh Now Available

Update to the preceding blog post... we've just made available an 04-23 refresh of the Dynamic Data Release on the Code Gallery website.  This release includes some nice runtime enhancements for routed URLs, Dynamic Data Wizard templates in the Visual Basic language, plus a whole bunch of bug fixes and codegen improvements. ...

Looking for talented Program Managers to join our team!

If you love the web and are passionate about the developer experience building web applications we'd like to hear from you.These are hot positions focused on cutting edge technologies.  You can learn more about our positions from the links below: Authoring for Web Standards Authoring Silverlight Applications in Visual Studio  (...

Using IIS7 with Visual Studio 2005 & Visual Studio 2008

Mike Volodarsky on the IIS team just published some very useful articles describing how to setup and configure IIS7 to properly work with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005.The article covers necessary components needing to be installed, and the required configuration needed to create, edit and debug web applications using IIS7 and ...

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