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New free version of Refactor! for ASP.NET

A while back I posted about some great free refactoring tools for ASP.NET.The folks at Developer Express have just released an updated version (2.2.2), that includes some great new refactorings.  Here's a sneak peek at just one of the new refactorings that's available:To check out all the new capabilities take a look at this ...

Mix07 Video: Web Development using Visual Studio "Orcas"

At the Mix07 conference this week, I did an overview presentation of the web development features being delivered in Visual Studio "Orcas".  The folks at Mix have been kind enough to make videos of all the sessions from the conference available to the public.Click here to watch my session on Web Development using Visual Studio "...

Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Orcas Tools released!

We’ve just announced the new Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Orcas Tools support at MIX ’07! Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for building next-gen media experiences and rich interactive applications. Silverlight 1.1 contains a cross-platform CLR, allowing you to use your favorite .NET language rather than JavaScript to ...

Spell checker for HTML and ASP.NET: multilanguage edition

HTML / ASP.NET spell checker addin was updated with support for multiple languages. Spell checker is now able to detect lang attribute specified on elements, extracts ISO language and uses it to specify appropriate dictionary for the Office spell checking engine.In order to be able to run spell check in multiple languages you may ...

Visual Studio Beta 1 and Visual Web Developer Express CTP are out!

19th of April we shipped Visual Studio Orcas Beta1. See Soma's blog entry: . Downloads are here. This is also first time Express editions are available for download including Visual Web Developer Express. VWD Orcas Express download is bigger than in VWD 2005 Express largely because of the new HTML designer. Express editions are also ...

Expression Web and Expression Blend added to MSDN!

Back in December 2006, Microsoft released Expression Web, a designer tool that's a great companion to Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio.  You can read about this tool in this earlier blog post that we had made.  Since then, we have received a ton of feedback asking why this as well as Expression Blend are not...

JScript Debugging in Visual Web Developer Orcas

Jeff King made a recent post to show off the new JScript IntelliSense feature in the March CTP of Visual Studio. Now I am going to show off the improved JScript Debugging experience in the March CTP. The first thing you will notice is that when you try to debug an IE page, VS will give you a nice little dialog reminding you to turn ...

JScript Debugging in Visual Web Developer 2005

A lot of people have asked about how to debug JScript in Visual Web Developer 2005. You need to know a few tricks before you can set a breakpoint on an ASPX document (Note that the experience is vastly improved in our Orcas March CTP and I will be making a separate blog post on that soon).  1. Enable client script debugging on IE:  ...

JScript IntelliSense March CTP Gotchas + Workarounds

The March CTP is of course a "Preview" and does have some bugs.  I thought we'd share the top issues seen and offer some workarounds. 1. TypeLibBuilder.exe "has encountered a problem..." If you're seeing this: This a bug where that particular assembly has not been given a Strong Name.  The solution is to ...

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