R Tools for Visual Studio

This is what I have been working on over the last several months: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_0XN-p3Hs]

WebMatrix v2 RC is out so it is time to revive this blog

It has been a long while since I posted here. I’ve been silent since most of the things I’ve been working on were not public. Now WebMatrix v2 RC is out I can admit I have been working on most of its editor features: JavaScript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, {LESS}, SaSS, Jade, EJS, Classic ASP and…

Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component, upgrade to Office 2010 and VS 2010

You have probably seen post in our team blog on how to repair VS 2008 after upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010. It provides good explanation on what exactly happens. The issue is specific to upgrading 32-bit Office on 64-bit OS. Note that VS 2008 is 32-bit application and so is Office 2007. Office…

What kind of extensibility would you like to see in HTML/ASPX editor?

Have you ever wanted to extend HTML editor Source view or perhaps modify some of the existing functionality? Perhaps you always wanted to write an add-in or a simple feature youself but lack of extensibility support (or lack of information on it) prevented you from doing it? There is a large amount of information available…


A lot of snow around Seattle

It has been heavily snowing for more than a week. I cleaned my driveway four times already, each time removing a foot of snow – good excercise :-). However, our street was only plowed once 🙁 so one really needs a high clearance car to get out. It is snowing every year and yet city…


Russian VS 2008 SP1 has been released

Пакет обновления 1 (SP1) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (установщик) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=ru&FamilyID=fbee1648-7106-44a7-9649-6d9f6d58056e This is a coordinated release with Russian for SQL, MSDN, and the Orcas SP1 RUS Library.

Why there is no spell checking in Design view?

Some folks asked why VS 2008 and VWD Express 2008 do not have “live” spell checking like Expression Web or SharePoint Designer 2007? Designer is shared with Expression Web and hence code must be there, right? Correct. But there are licensing issues. Office spell checker and dicitonaries are not 100% Microsoft products (you can see…

Where is Mikhail?

I have been posting in our team blog primarily. Maybe I should have cross posted, but I didn’t. I will probably continue posting major articles on the team blog and redirect my blog to more technical subjects. Meanwhile, I hope you discovered that spell checker has been updated.  

Uninstalling VS 2008 SP1 Beta and HTML designer update

Just in case you want to uninstall VS 2008 SP1 Beta, please remember that Web designer is a separate product so you may have to uninstall its update manually in Control Panel. Look for “Update for WebDesigner 2007 (KB945140)” and uninstall it after uninstalling VS service pack. The name will change in SP1 RTM though.