Table editing feedback

For lack of anything better to post, I would like to get an idea of what people think of the table editing in the HTML/ASPX designer in whidbey. I spent a lot of time trying to improve this area. After VS.NET 2003 I rewrote some parts of this code, hoping to create something that was…

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Responding to feedback – Auto Position feature has been added to the designer

After hearing a lot of support for the idea of automatically positioning controls, I got the go ahead to implement the feature. The fact that we are able to respond to what customers ask for is very encouraging – I hope that this and other examples (such as Mikhail’s) will help to create a positive…

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Design view grid is gone

Today we cut a couple of options from the product, but we felt that the ramifications of these cuts warranted talking to the community about it and letting people know about it. I will explain why we decided to do it and talk a little bit about the surrounding area. We want to see what…

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To <BR&gt or not to &lt;BR&gt, that is the question

One of the little things about a HTML editor is the way that block formatting works. Most users probably don’t realize when they run into these kinds of problems, but they do. The reason why editors have a hard time is because they are trying to emulate a word processor with some things. There are…

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Feedback wanted – how do you set column widths in your HTML tables?

My PM asked this question once in the forums but we did not get many replies – lets see how many we get in the blogs. How do you set the width of your table columns in HTML tables? Do you: Set a width on one of the cells in the column and clear the…

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The button tag

One of the more interesting tags that I have seen is the <BUTTON> tag. Most people have never seen this, and when they see how whidbey lets you edit them like a normal container, the first instinct is to say “What is up with that?”. Well, these buttons can have content inside them. You can…

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CSS Options

One thing I have been thinking a lot about lately has been the multitude of ways that CSS can be applied to a document. You can have inline styles, you can have style elements in your page, you can have external style sheets, you can have styles applied by ID, styles applied by classname, styles…

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F1R57 P057!!!!!

So I finally got around to making a blog. One of my friends tells me that this is a big responsibility, because apparently people do not like it when the blog is not updated often enough. I will endeavor for that not to be the case with me. So what do I do? I am…

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