Sharing designer between Expression Web and Visual Studio

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 include designer that is shared with Expression Web. See my earlier post on this. Both Expression Web and VS are using same base code, but each team adds unique functionality. We share bug fixes and core feature set. For example, VS 2008…

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Microsoft Web Authoring Component setup and Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system

I have found that a few people could not install Visual Web Developer 2008 or Visual Studio 2008 because Microsoft Web Authoring Component setup was failing on their machine. In order to diagnose the problem it is necessary to look into SetupExe(…).log files that can be located in the user TEMP folder. The file is…

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Absolute and relative positioning in Visual Studio 2008 Web designer

Design view in Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 provides several tools that help with absolute and relative positioning of controls. I’d like to describe how do they work and what kind of visual hints the designer provides. How do I set my control position to absolute? Use Format | Position menu:   Unfortunately, because of…

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