Spell checker update 2.1: a few bug fixes and couple of new features

This article is obsoltete. Please look here for newer version http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2008/11/29/spell-checker-update-2-2-full-support-for-vs-2008-sp1-simpler-setup-and-a-few-bug-fixes.aspx  Bug fixes: <param>Text</param> was not handled correctly. Comments in <% %> blocks were not included in spell checking. Spell checking terminated prematurely under certain conditions after encountering <% %> block. REM VB comments were not always handled correctly. Vista setup issues fixed (hopefully) New features: It is now…

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How to select language for spell checking in code comments

A few users asker how to select language for spell checking in the code comments. Egil Hansen (see comments to http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2007/12/13/spell-checker-for-html-asp-net-jscript-vb-c-css-and-c-for-visual-studio-2005-and-2008.aspx#comments) discovered Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings application in the Office Tools folder:  You can use it to change default editing language in Office application and it should also change default language in the spell checker…

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Compatibility problem between VS 2008 and Office 2000 and how to fix it

A few users discovered that design view in VS 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 may get broken when Office 2000 is installed. See, for example, http://forums.asp.net/p/1194475/2061103.aspx#2061103 and http://forums.asp.net/t/1191630.aspx. Actually, the issue is wider and may affect Office 2003 installation as well. The problem manifests itself when machine has path to the Office folder with…

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Troubleshooting Spell Checker setup

If after setup Spell Checker does not appear in the Tools menu, try the following Try installing add-in as administrator. Setup needs to register COM components so it needs access to Local Machine registry key. You may want to save MSI file to disk first and then run it. Try registering component manually by running…

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Spell checker for HTML, ASP.NET, JScript, VB, C#, CSS and C++

Following Visual Studio 2008 release I updated my Spell Shecker add-in so it works with VS 2008 as well as added some new functionality. So here is version 2.0, updated for VS 2005 and now available for VS 2008. Usual disclaimerThis software is provided “AS IS” without any warranty, implied or otherwise. I wrote this software…

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How to set CSS validation to warnings

I blogged earlier about ability of VS 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 to display HTML and CSS validation errors as warnings. Unfortunately, there is a small bug in the setup so although dialog displays that default setting is ‘warnings’, in fact, CSS issues are still flagged as errors. To fix this please do the following:…

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Common problems installing Microsoft Web Authoring Component

When you are installing VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 you may encounter failure when Microsoft Web Authoring Component fails to install. There are two known reasons: 1. Setup may encounter conflict with Windows Update on Vista when both setup and Windows Update are trying to access same file. The issue will be resolved in…

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It is done

You already know from Soma’s and Scott’s blogs posts that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released and available for download at MSDN. Visual Web Developer Express 2008 has also been released and is available for download. Difference from Visual studio 2008 is largely the same as in VS 2005, you can find…

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New book on Visual Web Developer 2008

Jim Cheshire who is working in Microsoft Customer Support wrote a book on the Visual Web Developer 2008 and all the new features that VWD 2008 has for Web designers. Title of the book may be a bit misleading, but if you know that VS 2008 and VWD 2008 provide same HTML and ASP.NET design surface…

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Visual Studio 2008 CSS editor recognizes vendor extensions

By popular request we added support for CSS vendor extensions in VS 2008. For example, the following CSS will be marked as invalid in VS 2005div{ -moz-background-origin: content; display: -moz-box; } but will not be squiggled in VS 2008. VS still does not provide intellisense against CSS extensions by default, but it is no longer…

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