VSDoc for jQuery 1.4.1 Now Available

We finished generating a new VSDoc for the latest update of jQuery.  You can download it from the jQuery Downloads page.  A refresher on how to use the file can be found here or here.  Happy coding! Jeff KingProgram ManagerVisual Studio Web Tools… Read more

VSDoc for jQuery 1.3.2 Now Available

jQuery 1.3 was released a little over a month ago.  The 1.3 release adds exciting features such as selector performance improvements, “live events” where events can be bound to both current and future elements, and more.  Version 1.3.2 was released a few days ago and fixes some bugs include one involving selector performance in IE…. Read more

JScript IntelliSense FAQ

I’ve been reading through the 70 or so comments on our last 2 jQuery posts.  There have been a lot of great questions.  Apologies for not being able to answer them sooner (I was busy preparing for Dev Connections).  Instead of answering them inline with the comments, I’ll try to paraphrase the popular issues here… Read more

VS2008 SP1 Hotfix to Support "-vsdoc.js" IntelliSense Doc Files

Last week I mentioned we would be releasing a Hotfix to accompany our new jQuery VSDoc file.  This Hotfix is now available at the MSDN Code Gallery.  Here’s a direct download link for this small (2MB) patch: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB958502/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=1736 I want to emphasize that this patch is intended for all JavaScript files, not just those related… Read more

Rich IntelliSense for jQuery

Update: A new Hotfix is availble to complement this file. A while back we updated VS2008 IntelliSense to not fail when referencing jQuery.  However, getting IntelliSense for chained calls and rich summary/parameter hints still required adding special comments to a few thousand lines of jQuery.  If you didn’t have the time, you could download such a… Read more

Introducing JScript Formatting in VS 2008 SP1

Colorization, validation, IntelliSense, and formatting comprise the core of any modern editor.  With VS 2008 SP1, we are completing the core JScript editor by introducing code formatting.  Additionally, we have promoted JScript to a dedicated node in “Tools Options” providing a clean separation from the HTML “Tools Options”.  We realize many folks have been waiting… Read more

Workaround: Empty Design View for User Controls

I’ve noticed quite a few people run into the issue “Why is design mode empty for my web user control (ASCX)?”.  It’s not obvious what might be causing this bug, so I thought I’d offer an explanation and a couple workarounds. Problem You have a user control that has a “link” tag to an external style… Read more

JScript IntelliSense: Working with Ext JS

Ext is great framework for adding rich AJAX interactivity to your web application.  Unfortunately, JScript IntelliSense currently has difficulties processing the script and it’s not uncommon to see this message: I just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve investigated and fixed the issue.  This fix will be available in the next service pack (no… 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

JScript IntelliSense: Working with jQuery

We have good news for jQuery fans.  The hotfix we released today fixes a bug in IntelliSense where it would fail with jQuery.  Any page with jQuery should just work now.  While experimenting with this new-found functionality today, I found annotating the library with a few XML Doc Comments really made a big difference.  The… Read more