Visual Studio project compatibility and VisualStudioVersion

One of the most requested features of Visual Studio 2012 was the ability to open projects in both VS 2012 as well as VS 2010 (requires VS 2010 SP1). In case you haven’t heard we did implement that feature. You may be wondering how we were able to do this and how this may impact… Read more

How to compress CSS/JavaScript before publish/package

Today I saw a post on stackoverflow.com asking Using Microsoft AJAX Minifier with Visual Studio 2010 1-click publish. This is a response to that question. The Web Publishing Pipeline is pretty extensive so it is easy for us to hook in to it in order to perform operation such as these. One of those extension… Read more

Web Packaging: Installing Web Packages using Command Line

Today I want to advance our discussions around Web Deployment in Visual Studio 10…  To catch up on the previous discussions in this series check out: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010 Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild How does Web Deployment with VS… Read more

Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild

This post is next in the series of VS 2010 articles that we have been putting together to dive into the Web Deployment improvements with VS 2010 and IIS.  I would recommend reading the the preceding posts to get an overview of all the scenarios supported: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging:… Read more

Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010

In the earlier post I highlighted various investments that we are making in Visual Studio 2010 and IIS to make Web Deployment easier.  You can read that post below: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets which… Read more

Anti-virus programs can affect VS build performance

We have had complaints from some customers saying that their Web Project build performance with VS is very slow and it turns out that for some of the complaints the actual issue was anti-virus programs running on their machines. So, how do anti-virus programs affect VS build? Please take a look at the following snippet from… Read more