Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

  We are pleased to announce the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio SP1. It updates the HTML5 intellisense and validation to reflect the latest W3C specifications and fixes some bugs bugs in the current SP1 support for HTML5. Also JavaScript intellisense it updated to reflect many of the new browser capabilities such as… 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

Downloadable Hotfix: False C# compilation errors for ASP.NET code-behind files in SP1

In SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008, C# introduced a new feature to provide ‘live’ reporting of compilation errors. Unfortunately, the introduction of this functionality also introduced a bug where in certain cases, false C# compilation errors appear in the Error List for ASP.NET Website projects.  Specifically the following is a… 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

Dynamic Data Wizard Preview 0806 for VS 2008 SP1 RTM is now available

we’ve just released the latest Preview  of Dynamic Data Wizard on the CodePlex website that requires that Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is installed.  This release is primarily for supporting updating from the Beta to the RTM release of .NET 3.5 SP1. For more information, check out the Release Changes page on Code Plex. Direct link… Read more

Debugging A Web Site With A Host Header

If you have downloaded the RTM version of SP1 for Visual Studio 2008, you may get an error when trying to debug a Web Site with a host header on IIS 6 or IIS 5.1. The error message reads: "Unable to start debugging on the web server. An authentication error occurred while communicating with the… Read more

Multiple control selection tips/tricks/workarounds

In an earlier blog, we mentioned that multiple control selection was returning with VS2008 SP1. We also mentioned that it isn’t a functionally complete feature yet due to time constraints. Rather than waiting till the next release of Visual Studio, we decided to deliver the core functionality in SP1. The plan is to deliver a… Read more

Web Development Updates in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 SP1 are now available for download.  This blog post highlights the major changes in SP1 related to web development. New Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 The following is a list of new features in SP1 which relate to web development: Class Libraries and… Read more

Faster switch to design view in VS 2008 SP1 RTM

Some customers discovered that sometimes switch to Design view was very slow. We analyzed submitted reports and tracked the issue down to a code that was discovering available AJAX Extenders and which contols they were applicable to. In order to avoid unnecessary delays we moved discovery of AJAX extenders to a background thread. This made switch… Read more

Multiple control selection in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

We have been listening to your [strong] feedback and we are now happy to announce that multiple selection and alignment operations in Design view are coming back and will be included in VS 2008 SP1 RTM and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1 RTM. We do understand that designing pages using absolute positioning of elements… Read more