Versioning Language Features in JScript

With Internet Explorer 8 we introduced several new JScript language features including native JSON support and accessor methods for Mutable DOM prototypes. Of course, any new language feature introduces compatibility risk and one of the main pieces of feedback we received was that we needed to provide a smart way for developers to opt in…


Writing for JScript Intellisense in VS 2008

Since we release JSript intellisense in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, there has been some queries on why JScript intellisense behaves in a certain way.  I wish to tell you that intellisense in a dynamic language like JScript is based on certain heuristics.  We try our best to guess the runtime behavior and provide what…


Javascript Intellisense and Coloring Issues in VS 2008 Beta 2

We have come across a couple of installation issues in VS 2008 Beta 2 which broke the new Javascript functionalities in certain scenarios.  While a workaround has already been provided in the online refresh of the ReadMe text, I thought I would also put it down here in case any of you hit the problem….


Javascript Intellisense in VS 2008 for Silverlight 1.0

Javascript Intellisense is one of the major improvements in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2.  There is a nice project that extends the javascript intellisense experience for Silverlight 1.0 by Justin.  With this extension, developers will experience full javascript intellisense in VS 2008 while developing applications for Silverlight 1.0. Default Javascript Intellisense in VS 2008 Beta…


Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Released!

You probably know by now.  Microsoft has announced the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Beta 2.  The release incorporates improvments to Javascript intellisense, apart from making Javascript errors available through the error tab.  I will probably write more on this later. Meanwhile, Alex has written about an installation problem in which might…


JScript Authoring Support in Visual Studio "Orcas" – Part II

Last month, I talked about the new Intellisense for the JScript language.  Well, the March CTP is available for you to check out this feature.  Jeff from the Web Tools team, our partner in implementing this feature, has also published a very nice post that gives an aerial tour of the intellisense features.  That should really get you…


Watch out for JScript Authoring Support in Visual Studio "Orcas" – Part I

Hello, I am Sameer Chabungbam.  For living, I work as a Program Manager in the JScript team at Microsoft.  This team, among other things, has been working for sometime now to incorporate a good design time support for the JScript language in Visual Studio Orcas release.  I would be writing about what we have been…