As many of you have noticed, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and Visual web Developer Express 2008 Beta 2 did not allow you to drop control on design surface and immediately begin dragging it around using absolute positioning. Instead, you had to invoke Format | Position... to set absolute position before dragging the control. Many of users said that it was rather inconvenient and VS 2005 was able to set position automatically. We did listen and in the RTM there is a new option in Tools | Options | HTML Designer | CSS:
It works the same way it did in VS 2005. When the option is checked, designer automatically adds style="position:absolute" to the control dropped from toolbox. You can then drag control by its white tab and position it where you want it.