Client-side debugging of ASP.NET projects in Google Chrome

Updated 2017/1/3 – Setting to control script debugging added. See below. Visual Studio 2017 RC now supports client-side debugging of both JavaScript and TypeScript in Google Chrome. For years, it has been possible to debug both the backend .NET code and the client-side JavaScript code running in Internet Explorer at the same time. Unfortunately, the… Read more

Remote Debug ASP.NET Core RC1 on Azure App Service

ASP.NET developers who deploy their code to Azure App Service have remote debugging features available from the Visual Studio Server and Cloud Explorer windows. ASP.NET 4x projects can be debugged live in App Service by simply right-clicking your Web, Mobile, or API Apps in Cloud Explorer and clicking the “Attach Debugger” action. Under the hood,… Read more

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

“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. 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