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

Note: this post is obsolete. Please use 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 possible… Read more

Tips & Tricks: Start-Up Options and Instances of ASP.Net Development Server in a Multi-project Solution

If you have more than one project in your solution you can use following options of solution properties to set your start up actions…  You can get the below dialog by right clicking your solution and going to its properties:   If you have more than one Web project (either Web Site, WAPs or both)… Read more

Workaround: Debugging Global.aspx.cs Application_Start() with ASP.Net Web Server within Visual Studio

When you add a global.asax file to your “Web Application Projects (WAPs) like below: and then write code in Application_Start event and try to debug it like below using Visual Studio inbuilt Development Web Server   Then during your first debug the breakpoint is hit but during your subsequent debug runs the breakpoint is not… Read more

Spell checker for HTML, ASP.NET, JScript, VB, C#, CSS and C++ for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

Following Visual Studio 2008 release I updated my Spell Checker add-in for VS 2008 as well as added some new useful functionality. What’s new in version 2.0:Spell checker now supports text verification in: HTML style comments <– HTML –> ASP.NET server side comments: <%– ASP.NET –%> JScript, C# and C++ comments: // C++ style comments… Read more

Visual Web Developer is hiring…

The Visual Web Developer team is looking for a few talented and experienced invididuals to join our team.  We have opportunities in development, testing, and program management.  Our team builds Visual Studio features that enable creating applications for ASP.NET, IIS, Silverlight and Sharepoint. Here are links to our current openings: Program Manager Lead Software Development Engineer Lead Software Development Engineer… Read more

Web Deployment Projects (WDP) for Visual Studio 2008 – December 2007 CTP Released

Based on the feedback from web development community we just released the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) of Web Deployment Projects for Visual Studio 2008… This release of Web Deployment Projects (WDP) has all the features that VS 2005 WDP release has and in addition has few other enhancements which I will call out later in… Read more

Silverlight 1.1 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 available for download

A quick announcement — an updated version of the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 that works with the released version of Visual Studio 2008 is now available! This release provides the same features as the Silverlight Tools Alpha add-on which was previously available for Visual Studio 2008 Beta2. To re-cap here is a quick summary… Read more

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition available for download

I’m glad to announce that Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition has officially shipped, and is now available for immediate download.  Here is a quick summary of some of the great new capabilities in this release:  Tools to Design Web Pages  Use the new Split View pane which shows both the visual designer as well as the… Read more

JScript IntelliSense: A Reference for the “Reference” Tag

It should be no surprise that JScript Documentation Comments power much of what you see in JScript IntelliSense in VS2008.  Perhaps the most useful of these comments is the “reference” comment.  The “reference” comment allows you to “see” functions and objects outside of your current file in the completion list.  I’ve gotten quite a few… Read more

First book on Visual Web Developer 2008

Jim Cheshire who is working in Microsoft Customer Support wrote a new book on the Visual Web Developer 2008 “The Microsoft Expression Web Developer’s Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008“. It describes all the new features that VWD 2008 brings for Web designers and, of course, all other… Read more