Publish HTML/JS website to Linux/Apache using Visual Studio

We received a question about how to use Visual Studio to deploy HTML/JS website to Linux / Apache.  To do it, you need to create an empty ASP.NET website project in Visual Studio (File->New Web Site…) and then include all the HTML/JS files. 1. Right click on the website Project, select “Publish Web Site”. 2…. Read more

Profile specific web.config transforms and transform preview

When we released VS2010 we add support for web.config (XDT) transforms during publish/package. Note: From now on I’ll only use the word publish from now on but the full content relates to packaging as well. In the original implementation when you published your web project the web.config file would be transformed by the file web.{Configuration}.config,… Read more

Plans regarding Website projects and Web Deployment Projects

The release of Visual Studio 2012 is right around the corner. If you’ve been following our blog/twitter then you may know that many of the Web related components of Visual Studio are now“out-of-band”, meaning that we can update them independently of Visual Studio itself. Because of this we are planning to ship updates a few… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Web Publish Updates

Last week we rolled out some updates for our Visual Studio 2010 Web Publishing Experience. This post will give you an overview of the new features which we released. In the coming weeks there will be more posts getting into more details regarding individual features. You can get these updates in the Windows Azure SDK… Read more

New Features for Web Development in Visual Studio 11 Beta

Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available to download.  Please visit Jason Zander’s Blog for the download links and overview of the new features.  We have many enhanced many features in the Beta. We’ll discuss some of them in future blog posts. Here are a few web development tools features included in the Visual Studio… Read more

Enabling IIS Express support in VS 2010 Sp1

  With the Sp1 release of Visual Studio 2010 now available for download, you now have the option to use IIS Express as the development server for your web projects instead of the built-in Visual Studio Development server (aka. Cassini). Here are some previous blog posts explaining the IIS Express integration features in VS 2010… Read more

HTML5 & CSS3 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 beta last month, there has been a lot of questions regarding the support for HTML5 and CSS3. HTML5 Visual Studio 2010 was originally released without HTML5 support, so does SP1 finally add support for it? Yes, to some extent. The entire HTML5 specification isn’t supported but most… Read more

How to get Razor intellisense for @model in a class library project

Many of us follow a modular architecture and create MVC3 Razor view in a separate class library project. Following  is a screenshot of the class library project that I have created. Now if I open a view with @model typed in it, I notice  that it shows squiggle for @model and no intellisense is shown…. Read more

How to get Razor syntax support in Visual Studio 2010

What’s Razor?Razor is a simple-syntax view engine that is released as part of ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) 3. Read more about the syntax on ScottGu’s blog or on ASP.NET How can I get Razor syntax support in Visual Studio 2010?It’s simple. Install the MVC3 RTM bits via Web Platform Installer or download the installer… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta IIS Express Integration

A few days ago Jason Zander blogged about the availability of Visual Studio SP1 Beta (all links below in resources section). I am happy to let you guys know that with SP1 Beta we have enabled integration of IIS Express into Visual Studio. After you have installed SP1 Beta you have to download IIS Express… Read more