Developer Dinner, Reston Va.: What’s new for Web Developers in Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas)


June 26, 2007 6:00PM – 8:00PM


Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center

12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190

Register today!

or call 1-877-MSEVENT (1-877-673-8368) and reference event ID 1032343813.


Visual Studio 2008 (codename: “Orcas”) is the next version of the industry leading development IDE focused on the .NET Developer and the Microsoft Platform.  Visual Studio 2008 will allow you to build solutions for multiple .NET Frameworks (legacy to current), ASP.NET Web Development, AJAX Web Development, Office Development and of course Window Forms development.


Today’s talk is almost all demonstration and will give you an idea of some of the new features for the Visual Studio-based Web Designer and Web Developer. Learn how web development with .NET will continue to improve and evolve, and talk about some of the upcoming features and how best to use them.

What you will learn:

  • A peak at the new ASP.NET AJAX features
  • JavaScript Intellisense & Debugging improvements
  • How VS 2008 will allow you to target a specific version of the .NET Framework (2.0, 3.0, 3.5) from within the IDE.
  • The new ASP.NET page designer features:
    • Nested Master pages
    • The “Split View” design surface, where you can see Markup and UI while you develop web pages
    • CSS and improved layout support
  • Better control of markup using the new ListView control
  • LINQ integration

Attend this event for your chance to win an XBox 360!

XBox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.


~ Robert Shelton

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