A High-Value, Undocumented LESS Editor Feature in Visual Studio

Recently a very valuable, undocumented feature in the Visual Studio LESS editor came to my attention. This applies equally to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 and later, and to Visual Studio 2013. The installation of Web Essentials is not required to benefit from this feature. The Visual Studio LESS Editor respects @import statements, and can… Read more

Spell Checker extension for Visual Studio 2012 HTML, ASP.NET, CSS and other files

I have updated spell checker extension for Visual Studio 2012. You can download it from Visual Studio Gallery. Spell checker supports text verification in: HTML and ASP.NET element content and attributes HTML style comments <– HTML –> ASP.NET server side comments: <%– ASP.NET –%> JScript, C# and C++ comments: // C++ style comments CSS and… Read more

Spell checker 2.3 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Minor update for the Spell checker add-in for VS 2008 SP1. It is now available at Visual Studio Gallery. Direct link: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/2f3d691d-8838-4d84-ad64-44a02db37e30 What’s new in version 2.3: Updated native code loading mechanism to improve robustness Fixed bug when applying suggestion would also delete punctuation immediately following the word. You can find extended information on the… Read more

ASP.NET/HTML Spell Checker 2.3 is available for Visual Studio 2010

ASP.NET/HTML Spell Checker 2.3 for Visual Studio 2010 has been posted on Visual Studio Gallery (also accessible from Visual Studio Start page in ‘Extending Visual Studio’ section). Direct link: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/0db4814c-255e-4cc6-a2c2-a428de7f8949 What’s new in version 2.3: VS 2010 version installs from gallery as Visual Studio Extension package (VSIX) In VS 2010 suggestion list is invoked via right… Read more

Working with SVG files in Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is W3C standard language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. Firefox 3+, Opera 9+ and Safari 3+ support SVG rendering. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer 8 does not support SVG natively and requires a plug-in. There a plug in from Adobe (although support was discontinued this year) as well… 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

New series of video tutorials on Visual Web Developer Express 2008

We have started a new series of video tutorials on Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Over the course of next few weeks we will be adding many more videos to this series. These video tutorials will range in complexity from beginner to intermediate and will help Web developers build everything from simple Web applications to… Read more

Checkout Tip#24 to Tip#40 on our Tips and Tricks blog

Latest on Tips and Tricks Blog. Tip #40: Did you know…How to scope master pages? Tip #39: Did you know… How to cancel a remote web operation in Visual Studio 2008? Tip #38: Did you know…How to use Failed Request Tracing to trace Rewrite Rules? Tip #37: Did you know…How to organize usings? Tip #36:… Read more

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

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