VS 2010 for Web Developer – Videos

At PDC 2008 in LA and TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona we announced key new features for Visual Studio 2010 for Web Developers…  Apart from our focus on MVC, Dynamic Data, Silverlight and other key ASP.NET runtime functionality, this was the first time we announced the key investments pillars for Web Developers in VS 2010… … Read more

Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express has been released

Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express is now available for download. It includes the RDLC designer and Microsoft Report Viewer 2008. The RDLC designer creates and edits RDLC files with RDL 2005 schema. Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b67b9445-c206-4ff7-8716-a8129370fa1d&DisplayLang=en… Read more

Spell checker update 2.2: full support for VS 2008 SP1, simpler setup and a few bug fixes

This version is obsolete. Please refer to Visual Studio Gallery http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/2f3d691d-8838-4d84-ad64-44a02db37e30 for the most up-to-date information and download. For VS 2010 version look here: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/0db4814c-255e-4cc6-a2c2-a428de7f8949 Download: VSSpellChecker.msi: What’s new in version 2.2: Spell checker now fully supports VS 2008 SP1 Content of <code>, <abbr> and <address> elements is ignored Setup no longer requires COM registration, it… Read more

Where to get the Localized Languages of Silverlight 2 Tools

I am proud to announce we have released Silverlight 2 Tools localized in 8 languages! Please follow the links below to get the language of your choice.   Download page details: Chinese (CHS) Bits: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/1/8/218414F1-33DA-45B6-9007-18A1566D0D41/Silverlight_Tools.exe   Download page details:  Chinese (CHT) Bits: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/6/5D6B8CC0-1A92-42FF-B34C-8E255D6E8DE3/Silverlight_Tools.exe   Download page details: Spanish (Traditional Sort) Bits: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/1/B/21BA7418-C2D7-4709-9F22-A2187FAE8153/Silverlight_Tools.exe   Download page… Read more

Web Platform Installer

Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx.  Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features.  This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free Microsoft web development software; everything you need in one place.The web page contains everything you need, including a video… Read more

Workaround for a slow closing of Web projects

A few users reported that with Web projects located on a remote machine closing project or solution may hang Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express for several minutes. We fould that the issue may be caused by VS logging component that collects information on product usage. This is an opt-in feature activated in Help | Customer Feedback… Read more

JScript IntelliSense FAQ

I’ve been reading through the 70 or so comments on our last 2 jQuery posts.  There have been a lot of great questions.  Apologies for not being able to answer them sooner (I was busy preparing for Dev Connections).  Instead of answering them inline with the comments, I’ll try to paraphrase the popular issues here… Read more

Checkout Tip#13 to Tip#23 on our Tips and Tricks blog

Latest on Tips and Tricks Blog. Tip #13: Did you know… How to get the browser agent using ASP.NET Ajax ? Tip #14: Did you know…How to enable debugging of your Web Site? Tip #15: Did you know… How to use tracing with ASP.NET Ajax? Tip #16: Did you know… How to change the default… Read more

VS2008 SP1 Hotfix to Support "-vsdoc.js" IntelliSense Doc Files

Last week I mentioned we would be releasing a Hotfix to accompany our new jQuery VSDoc file.  This Hotfix is now available at the MSDN Code Gallery.  Here’s a direct download link for this small (2MB) patch: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB958502/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=1736 I want to emphasize that this patch is intended for all JavaScript files, not just those related… Read more

Silverlight Tips of the Day – Week 9

Silverlight Tip of the Day #66 Title: How to copy XAML for Silverlight from Expression Designer Silverlight Tip of the Day #65 Title: Adding a Mouse Wheel Event Listener to your Controls Silverlight Tip of the Day #64 Title: Deploying a Silverlight Application with a Web Service Silverlight Tip of the Day #63 Title: How… Read more