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Spell checker for HTML, ASP.NET, JScript, VB, C#, CSS and C++ for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

Following Visual Studio 2008 release I updated my Spell Checker add-in for VS 2008 as well as added some new useful functionality. What's new in version 2.0:Spell checker now supports text verification in: Spell checking is supported in style and script blocks as well as in JS, CS, VB, CSS, CPP ahd H files. There are two separate ...

Visual Web Developer is hiring…

The Visual Web Developer team is looking for a few talented and experienced invididuals to join our team.  We have opportunities in development, testing, and program management.  Our team builds Visual Studio features that enable creating applications for ASP.NET, IIS, Silverlight and Sharepoint.Here are ...

Silverlight 1.1 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 available for download

A quick announcement -- an updated version of the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 that works with the released version of Visual Studio 2008 is now available! This release provides the same features as the Silverlight Tools Alpha add-on which was previously available for Visual Studio 2008 Beta2...

New VS2008 Feature: “Downgrade” HTML, CSS, and JScript Errors to Warnings

VS2005 introduced the ability to validate your markup and CSS for standards compliance alongside your code.  It’s a great feature, but it can be frustrating when you’re looking for that one critical compilation error underneath a pile of validation errors.  Well, we heard your feedback and added two new options in VS2008 (post-...

Better Javascript intellisense with Silverlight 1.0

If you are using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and are building applications for Silverlight using Javascript, there is a cool project from Justin-Josef Angel, which I recommend checking out.  Using Justin's library and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, one can get much richer Javascript intellisense experience for Silverlight.  ...

Orcas Beta2 Gotcha: No ASP.NET controls in toolbox, no ASP.NET intellisense/validation on pages

We’ve heard a few reports of cases with VS Orcas Beta2 where ASP.NET controls do not show up on the toolbox and ASP.NET tag intellisense and validation is broken in HTML source view.  All of the cases reported so far have been with Vista.  The root cause of this is that the Orcas Beta2 version of System.Web.Dll did not get ...

Workaround for Beta 2 JavaScript IntelliSense and Colorization Issue

We have discovered that in a very limited number of setup scenarios of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, Jscript IntelliSense and Colorization may not work property after installing the product. You will get no IntelliSense in JavaScript code, and all JavaScript code will appear black (i.e., colorization of keywords will be missing). The image below ...

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