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Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here By default in the WDP ...

Anti-virus programs can affect VS build performance

We have had complaints from some customers saying that their Web Project build performance with VS is very slow and it turns out that for some of the complaints the actual issue was anti-virus programs running on their machines. So, how do anti-virus programs affect VS build? Please take a look at the following snippet from ScottGu's blog...

Multiple control selection in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

We have been listening to your [strong] feedback and we are now happy to announce that multiple selection and alignment operations in Design view are coming back and will be included in VS 2008 SP1 RTM and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1 RTM.We do understand that designing pages using absolute positioning of elements is a highly ...

ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Tooling Updates And Updated NUnit Test Project Templates

Note: Please see this post for an updated set of templates created for ASP.NET MVC RTM: http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2009/04/28/updated-nunit-templates-for-asp-net-mvc-1-0-rtm.aspx    Earlier this week ScottGu announced the release of ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 and outlined some recent changes to the framework. I ...

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...

JScript IntelliSense: Working with Ext JS

Ext is great framework for adding rich AJAX interactivity to your web application.  Unfortunately, JScript IntelliSense currently has difficulties processing the script and it's not uncommon to see this message: I just wanted to let everyone know that we've investigated and fixed the issue.  This fix will be available in the next ...

ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 2 (Mix 2008) Resources

I am attempting to compile the relevant resources for ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 2 at one place so that you will not have to keep searching around...ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 Download Location:Preview 2 Download (English-US) - Microsoft.com download location to get the latest MVC bits...ASP.NET MVC Documentation:Home Page - Asp.Net home page ...

ASP.NET MVC Test Framework Integration Walkthrough

Note: Please see this post for an updated set of templates created for ASP.NET MVC RTM: http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2009/04/28/updated-nunit-templates-for-asp-net-mvc-1-0-rtm.aspx   Vishal’s earlier blog post, ASP.NET MVC Test Framework Integration, outlined the motivation and steps for registering a third ...

JScript Debugging: Made easy with IE8

The feature I'm most excited about in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is ironically one you might not notice at all. Problem If you're reading this, you probably know (and are still untangling the double-negative logic of) the "Disable script debugging" option in IE.  Say you just spent 10 hours debugging script.  It's time for a break.&...

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