ASP.NET developers have been asking for HTML5 & CSS3 support all the time and today we are super excited to announce the public availability of Visual Studio Web Standards Update which brings a ton of HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
VS Web Standards Update is a free extension available for anyone who is using Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1.
You can download the update from Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
To learn more, see the team blog post at Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
VS Web Standards Update provides you Intellisense and validation for most common HTML 5 features like:
- Geo-Location – Having location aware websites is growing trend and now you will have full intellisense and validation within Visual Studio for creating websites which are location aware. For sample view the source for the IE9 test drive demo.
- Local Storage – IE has been supporting local storage from IE8 onwards, now Visual Studio will provide you with full fidelity intellisense to create sites which can save state within browser. For sample of try view source on HTML5 Demo Site
This update supports intellisense and validation for most of the CSS3 modules including:
· Basic UI
Additionally, if you are trying to make websites which work on a variety of platforms and browsers you will love the fact that Web Standards Update not only supports IE specific prefixes like –ms; but also other vendor prefixes like –webkit and –moz.
For More Information
- Download URL – http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83
- VWD Team Announcement post by Mads – http:/logs.msdn.com/b/webdevtools/archive/2011/06/15/web-standards-update-for-visual-studio-2010-sp1.aspx
- Walkthrough post by Hanselman – http://www.hanselman.com/blog/AnnouncingTheWebStandardsUpdateHTML5SupportForTheVisualStudio2010Editor.aspx
- Reference post by Vishal – http://vishaljoshi.blogspot.com/2011/06/announcing-html5-css3-support-for.html
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation