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

HTML 5 intellisense and validation schema for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer

You all probably know that new HTML 5 standard is coming. We made a new intellisense schema that you can add to VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 and get intellisense and validation on HTML 5 elements. Note that schema is for markup only, we do not have DOM2 update for jscript intellisense yet. How… 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

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate now available in Web Platform Installer

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RC can now be installed with Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx Here is a quick description of Web Platform Installer from the Web Platform Installer website: “The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008… Read more

Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express has been released

Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express is now available for download. It includes the RDLC designer and Microsoft Report Viewer 2008. The RDLC designer creates and edits RDLC files with RDL 2005 schema. Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b67b9445-c206-4ff7-8716-a8129370fa1d&DisplayLang=en… Read more

Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here… Read more

Troubleshooting "Visual Studio 2008 Design view hangs" issues

Over the last few months we’ve collected information on various issues related to design view not working in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Here is list of known issues and possible solutions: Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component fails to install. 1. Pre-release Office 2007 components are installed. Most often it… Read more

Checkout Tip#7, Tip#8 and Tip#9 on Tips and Tricks blog

Here are three new tips on Tips and Tricks  Blog. Tip #7 Did you know… How to Sort data using a ListView control? Tip #8 Did you know… How to create an ASP.NET Web User Control and include it in your web page? Tip #9 Did you know… You can also register your ASP.NET Web… 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

New on Tips and Tricks Blog!

Here are three new tips on Tips and Tricks  Blog. Tip #4 Did you know… You can add browsers to Visual Web Developer using the “Browse With…” option Tip #5 Did you know… How to Databind a ListView control? Tip #6 Did you know… About the “Tag Navigator” feature? Have a great weekend! Reshmi Mangalore… Read more