Making It Better: Updates for ASP.NET 5 in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

It’s been about two months since we released the first beta of ASP.NET 5, and today we happy to announce that ASP.NET 5 Beta2 is available. For developers using Visual Studio, you’ll find great new tools to support and enhance your development process.  All ASP.NET developers will be able to take advantage of a new… Read more

Creating a Custom Scaffolder for Visual Studio

With the release of Visual Studio 2013 last October, we introduced the concept of Scaffolding to Web Application projects.  Scaffolding is the framework on which code generation for MVC and WebAPI is built.  For more information on Scaffolding or the MVC Scaffolders check the following blog post: However, the true potential for the scaffolding… Read more

Building a basic Web Forms application using Visual Studio 2013

In a previous blog post, we have described the different options you have when creating a new web application with Visual Studio 2013 (VS 2013) and provided an overview of the various ASP.NET features and NuGet packages present in the templates. In this post, I am going to take a specific template in VS 2013,… Read more

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ is a cool feature in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC. This feature will help you generate strongly typed classes in C# or VB.NET from valid JSON text. With ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC installed, you will see new menu option like below for C# and VB.NET Website and Web… Read more

Knockout Intellisense in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

WTE (Web Tools Extension) 1.2 RC is part of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC and it’s available for download from Knockout Intellisense is an exciting new feature in WTE 1.2 RC.  Knockout is a declarative JavaScript MVVM system for client-side data binding.  See for complete information and for tutorials. Knockout Intellisense allows you… Read more

One-Click Publish – What’s New Since Beta 2

Publishing using MSDeploy In-Process Deployment or Remote Agent Through the Beta 2 release, VS 2010 had only supported publishing to servers using MSDeploy’s IIS deployment handler technology integrated with the “Web Management Service”, a.k.a. WMSVC. As long as you had an account on a hosting server using WMSVC, you could use MSDeploy to update your web content. This is the msdeploy technology most people will use… 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: 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

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

Visual Web Developer – Designer Survey

The VWD team is always looking for ways to improve our product for our customers. To help us better achieve this goal we have created a survey that we hope you will take a few moments to fill out. Click Here to take survey This survey centers around the VWD designer which provides a WYSIWYG… Read more

Updated NUnit Templates for ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM

ASP.Net MVC 1.0 RTM has been out for a while and I noticed that people are still downloading an NUnit sample project I created for ASP.Net MVC Preview 3. Since then an AccountController class and a corresponding set of unit tests have been added to the MVC Application project. I created an updated set of… Read more