HTML 5 intellisense and validation schema for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer

You all probably know that new HTML 5 standard is coming. We made a new intellisense schema that you can add to VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 and get intellisense and validation on HTML 5 elements. Note that schema is for markup only, we do not have DOM2 update for jscript intellisense yet. How… Read more

Converting a Web Site Project to a Web Application Project

Differences between Web Site Projects (WSP) and Web Application Projects (WAP) are highlighted in blogs such as this one. Based on that, if you feel a WAP would be better for your particular needs than a WSP, but have already created a WSP, you may be asking yourself, “Can I convert my WSP into a… Read more

New Silverlight Tooling Support in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 will bring full support for developing applications in Silverlight 3.  There’s a few things that have changed since VS2010 Beta 1, and we hope you enjoy the new beta release! Silverlight 2 is no longer supported – long live Silverlight 3 Now that Silverlight 3 has released (including a GDR;… Read more

ASP.Net MVC in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 contains ASP.Net MVC 2 in the box so there is no need to install an out of band update to Visual Studio 2010 to develop ASP.Net MVC applications. Phil Haack posted about the in-box experience for Beta 2 andd also provides some info on how to upgrade your ASP.Net MVC… Read more

Dev10 Beta2, Import from web.config file and other changes for DB deployment UI

Dev10 Beta2 DB Deployment property page has some changes from Beta1.  Please provide your valuable feedback for us to make it better for you.  Thanks. 1. Tab page name changed from “Deploy/SQL” To “Deploy SQL” 2. Customer can use “Import from Web.config” button to import all the connection strings defined in root web.config to the… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Intellisense Issue in Javascript/HTML.

If by any chance you are not seeing intellisense in your JavaScript or HTML after installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 you might be running into a known bug that we can show you how to fix. The bug is related to user settings which we don’t remove when Beta 1 is uninstalled. One particular… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Performance

Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 is out and we at the Web Development Tools team are pleased to let you know that we have fixed a lot of the performance issues from Beta1. It took a considerable amount of time and effort but we feel it was well worth it. We would like to thank the… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Web Tools Overview

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 has officially shipped! If you haven’t already, download a copy from here. What New with Visual Studio If you are new to Visual Studio 2010 please check out all our previous blogs to get a understanding of all the changes we made for Beta 1 including this intro blog on… Read more

Single Project Add View in ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2

Last week we released ASP.Net MVC 2 Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2008 Sp1. In the box support for single project areas is now included and the Add View tool has been modified to streamline this scenario. A walkthrough that creates two simple single project areas can be found here. If you follow the steps… Read more

Targeting earlier .NET frameworks 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 using Visual Studio 2010

The multi-targeting feature of Visual Studio 2010 allows web developers to develop web applications targeting ASP.NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. Our earlier posts here and here describe some of the multi-targeting capabilities of Visual Studio 2010. Targeting frameworks 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 using VS 2010 requires 3.5 Sp1 to be installed With VS 2010,… Read more