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Downloadable Hotfix: Performance and Editor fixes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008

We have received a great deal of feedback on VS 2008 and VWD 2008. Thank you for all the feedback.   We have looked at the feedback carefully and selected some critical issues around performance and editor usage to fix in this hotfix. This article talks about all the issues that are fixed in the hotfix.   Machine Prerequisites: &...

JScript IntelliSense: Handling Errors

I often get the question “Why isn’t IntelliSense working?”.  The most common cause is an error in one of the referenced scripts.  If there was an IntelliSense update error, the status bar will tell you. Given this situation, the Error List  will complement the status bar with one of two messages. Error Message 1: A script...

Announcing RTW version of Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects (WDP)

In December 2007, we had released Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of  VS 2008 Web Deployment Projects... Thanks a ton to all of you in the community for being so active in adopting and trying the CTP versions of WDP... Since the December CTP we have been monitoring the blogs, MS Connect feedback system as well WDP forums to ...

Tips & Tricks: Web Server Settings for Web Application Projects now can be stored per user as well as per project

Web server settings, which are accessible inside Web Application Projects (WAPs) property pages (Web section)  allow you to specify settings associated to to Visual Studio Development Server or IIS.  Many a times in a team development environment it is preferred that these settings are shared across the teams providing consistency; ...

Tips & Tricks: Start-Up Options and Instances of ASP.Net Development Server in a Multi-project Solution

If you have more than one project in your solution you can use following options of solution properties to set your start up actions...  You can get the below dialog by right clicking your solution and going to its properties:   If you have more than one Web project (either Web Site, WAPs or both) in your solution and choose to ...

Workaround: Debugging Global.aspx.cs Application_Start() with ASP.Net Web Server within Visual Studio

When you add a global.asax file to your "Web Application Projects (WAPs) like below: and then write code in Application_Start event and try to debug it like below using Visual Studio inbuilt Development Web Server   Then during your first debug the breakpoint is hit but during your subsequent debug runs the breakpoint is not hit. The ...

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 ...

Web Deployment Projects (WDP) for Visual Studio 2008 – December 2007 CTP Released

Based on the feedback from web development community we just released the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) of Web Deployment Projects for Visual Studio 2008... This release of Web Deployment Projects (WDP) has all the features that VS 2005 WDP release has and in addition has few other enhancements which I will call out later in this post...

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