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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 ...

Using VS 2008 to target ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

8/10/2007 UPDATE:  This blog post was edited to include simplified instructions to work around a known issue w/ Multitargeting support in VS 2008 Beta 2.  See “Machine Prerequisites” below.   In a previous post, I described the steps you can take to upgrade your existing ASP.NET AJAX 1.0-based Web sites to use the new AJAX...

Upgrading ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Websites and Web Applications to .NET Framework 3.5

8/10/2007 UPDATE:  This blog post was edited to include simplified instructions to work around a known issue w/ Multitargeting support in VS 2008 Beta 2.  See “Machine Prerequisites” below.   Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is finally released, and with it comes a bunch of great new features for writing and maintaining...

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 & Silverlight

In case you hadn't noticed, today has been a busy day in Redmond uploading new bits to the download servers. The following are now available for download: We'll have more blog posts in the next week or so showing off the new features, so download and tell us what you think.IMPORTANT RELNOTE: If you are doing ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 development ...

Hotfix Update for “Index was outside the bounds of the array.” Error when Publishing a Website

I am glad to announce that an updated version of a Publish Website hotfix for VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download and includes Vista support.   In April we released a hotfix to address an “Index was outside the bounds of the array” error that prevented a website to be published.  You see this issue in VS 2005 SP1 when you ...

Style Application Tool Bar

After Orcas Beta1 released, some web developers mentioned that there is no documentation available for the new CSS editing features. Since I played around with this feature a lot recently, I would like to give it a try and explain it a little.   The first tool I’d like to mention is the style application tool bar. This tool bar ...

Manage Styles Tool window

This tool window provides a tree hierarchy view of all CSS selectors available from the current page. Users can navigate and find CSS style definitions in source code with this tool window.   Developers can change the layout of the tree view with the Options button. The first three context menu items will categorize the CSS selector in ...

What does the red strikethrough in CSS property grid mean?

In Visual Studio Orcas, the CSS property grid renders a red strikethrough when it wants to tell you that a property is either non-inherited or it is overridden by a rule with higher precedence.    Read the tooltip when you see a red strikethrough on your property and it will give you the exact reason for the strikethrough. Here are ...

Script# and ASP.NET AJAX

Nikhil Kothari, an architect on the ASP.NET team, has been working in his spare time on a project called Script#.  Essentially this allows an Ajax programmer to code in a strongly typed language like C# and compile their code into JavaScript.  His original article can be accessed here.  Recently he added ASP.NET AJAX support to ...

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