Meet the Team – Danny Chen

Hi, I’m Danny Chen, (2nd from the right, grey shirt, next to Pete).  Like Pete, I’m also an SDET for Visual Web Developer.  I’ve been at Microsoft for about 1 1/2 years.  Prior to shipping Visual Studio 2005, I was on the QA team for ASP.NET.  I really enjoy working with the extensibility features of Visual Studio and ASP.NET whether it’s creating custom controls, extending the built in providers, or working with the add-in model of Visual Studio.  You’ll find quite a few examples of these on my blog linked below. 

I’m really looking forward to the next version of Visual Studio.  We’re coming up with some really cool features that I can’t wait to use myself.  Some of the new ideas that I’ve heard about that I’m hoping for are: a split view where you can see the rendering as well as the markup side-by-side.  A CSS properties window where you can see all the styles being applied to a particular control. (note: none these ideas are finalized yet so they may not make it to the final product).

I also have a blog at: where I try and post somewhat regularly.  You’ll also find me on the ASP.NET forums where I’m a pretty active member.  I encourage you to check it out, it’s really a great resource for web devs.  I don’t know of many other products where the creators of the product are among the most active respondants to customer questions.