Debugging ASP.NET 5 framework code using Visual Studio 2015

In the previous versions of ASP.NET it was possible to debug certain parts of the framework stack but setting up the development environment and compiling all the binaries was not the easiest task. ASP.NET 5 changes that and makes debugging framework code as easy as debugging your own application. This article shows how to debug… Read more

Debugging OWIN app or framework

Diagnostics The Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics nuget package contains a welcome page and an error page. The UseWelcomePage extensions can be used to add a simple html page to your application to verify the site is up and running. The UseErrorPage extensions can be used to add an Exception filter to the request pipeline that will display exception… Read more

“Enable Edit and Continue” debugging option is now on by default for new web applications in VS2013 preview

In VS2010 and VS2012, the edit and continue option is disabled by default when creating a new web application project. In VS2013 preview, we turned it on by default. You can find this option on the Web tab in the web project’s properties window.   With “Enable Edit and Continue” on, the VS debugger starts… Read more

KB2650605 QFE : VS2010 sp1 VB web form editor may not become editable during debugging

We recently released a VS2010 sp1 QFE KB2650605 to solve a VB editor debugging problem.  During VB web form debugging, VB web form may become un-editable if there are server tags inside.  If you develop and debug VB web forms, you might be interested to download this QFE. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=40811 Update for another download place due… Read more

Download four free sample chapters from Visual Web Developer book

Some time ago Jim Cheshire wrote a book on VWD 2008 and recently book publisher kindly allowed us to provide four chapters as free downloadable PDF files. The following chapters are available: Creating Web sites Creating and Managing CSS Styles Applying CSS to Web Forms Debugging ASP.NET Applications You can find link to download at VWD… Read more

What to do when VWD crashes or hangs on you

It is surely frustrating when VS or VWD crashes on you or hangs with “Not Responsing” message. If you do not have reliable repro steps, the best piece of information you can provide to us is a debug dump. He is how you can obtain it. If you are using Visual Studio 1. Start Visual… Read more

Using IIS7 with Visual Studio 2005 & Visual Studio 2008

Mike Volodarsky on the IIS team just published some very useful articles describing how to setup and configure IIS7 to properly work with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005. The article covers necessary components needing to be installed, and the required configuration needed to create, edit and debug web applications using IIS7 and Visual… Read more

JScript Debugging: Made easy with IE8

The feature I’m most excited about in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is ironically one you might not notice at all. Problem If you’re reading this, you probably know (and are still untangling the double-negative logic of) the “Disable script debugging” option in IE.  Say you just spent 10 hours debugging script.  It’s time for… Read more

Webcast: New Enhancements for Web Developers in VS 2008

To View On Demand Webcast : Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers: CLICK HERE Wanted to update you on a upcoming web cast that I am doing in support of Visual Studio 2008 launch event… Title: New Enhancements for Web Developers in VS 2008 Date/Day: Tuesday, February 26th 2008 Time: 11am to 12:30pm Pacific Standard… Read more

Tips & Tricks: Web Server Settings for Web Application Projects now can be stored per user as well as per project

Web server settings, which are accessible inside Web Application Projects (WAPs) property pages (Web section)  allow you to specify settings associated to to Visual Studio Development Server or IIS.  Many a times in a team development environment it is preferred that these settings are shared across the teams providing consistency; at the same time many… Read more