Some folks at Microsoft are just great. Take Mads Kristensen and some folks in his team: last week they released a free update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that delivers better support for writing standards web pages. In essence, the extension adds Intellisense support for HTML5 and CSS3, following the newest W3C specs as good as possible.
This includes schema support for Video, Audio, Input Type, Drag & Drop, WAI-ARIA, Microdata, Schema.org; intellisense for DOM API for Geolocation and Local storage; CSS3 support for 2D transforms, 3D transforms, flexbox model, media queries and loads more . CSS3 vendor prefixes -ms, -webkit and -moz are also included.
What about the free Visual Web Developer Express 2010 version? No problem, you can also take advantage of this extension with Web Developer Express 2010 SP1.
- Download the Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (free download from the Visual Studio Code Gallery)
- Read Scott Hanselman’s comprehensive post: Announcing the Web Standards Update – HTML5 Support for the Visual Studio 2010 Editor
- Read the Web Dev team announcement: Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1
- Read Mads Kristensen’s post: Web Standards Update – behind the scenes
Note: because it’s created by these guys in their spare time, do note this is not an officially supported update.