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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...

First book on Visual Web Developer 2008

Jim Cheshire who is working in Microsoft Customer Support wrote a new book on the Visual Web Developer 2008 "The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008". It describes all the new features that VWD 2008 brings for Web designers and, of course, all ...

SQL Database Publishing wizard is now in Visual Studio 2008.

The SQL database publishing wizard is a very popular web-downloadable add-in for Visual Studio 2005. The publishing wizard addresses the issue where a developer needs to deploy a local database from his development machine to a hosting environment on a remote machine. We received a lot of positive feedback for this wizard and we decided to ...

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-...

Tip/Trick: ASP.NET Mobile Development with Visual Studio 2008

If you are using Visual Studio 2008, you might have noticed that it doesn't have item templates for ASP.NET Mobile Web Forms (which were previously available in Visual Studio 2003).   To help users with this scenario, I've created the following item templates for ASP.NET Web Site and ASP.NET Web Application projects: Mobile ...

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 ...

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