Announcing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC

Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC.  Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience. Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2013.4 RC JSON Editor Improvement We made a few improvements in the JSON editor,… Read more

_references.js file’s auto sync feature

In VS2013 RTM, we shipped a not well known feature for _references.js file: /// <autosync enabled="true" />. If we specify /// <autosync enabled="true" /> in the beginning of ~/scripts/_references.js, then any addition, rename, deletion of JavaScript files in the project will automatically change the content in this file. You can disable this feature by removing… Read more

Customizing Web API controller selector

In the last few weeks we have encountered a customer reports of performance issues with their Web API applications. When the 4th report exhibited the same phenomenon I figured it’s time to blog about it. Why would you customize a controller selector? (hint – try not to) It gives you a chance to control how… Read more

Announcing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM

Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of RTM version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.  Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience.  Our team also released Azure SDK 2.4 SDK today, you can read the detail here. Microsoft ASP.NET… Read more

Announcing new web features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC

Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of RC version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 .  Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience.  This blog will contain all of the features introduced in CTP2 and a few updates. We… Read more

Announcing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

Update 4/21/2014: please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/04/02/announcing-new-web-features-in-visual-studio-2013-update-2-rc.aspx for Update 2 RC web features. Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of CTP2 of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 .  Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience.  We will have future blogs to talk… Read more

Scaffolding ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer-based-models

The ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer (Entity Designer) is a GUI tool for editing Entity Framework models. You can use the Entity Designer to visually create and modify entities, associations, mappings, and inheritance relationships. You can also use the tool to validate the model. When you build the Entity Framework models, Entity Designer in Visual… Read more

How to customize the generated files from the New Scaffolded Item dialog

In Visual Studio 2013 we introduced the Add New Scaffolded Item dialog. This dialog replaced the Add View/Add Controllers ASP.NET MVC dialog which was had in 2012. This new dialog works for all ASP.NET projects (MVC, Web Forms and Web API). This is one example of how we are delivering on the “One ASP.NET” vision…. 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

Building Browser Link extension in Visual Studio 2013

Browser Link feature in Visual Studio 2013 provides APIs for you to write your own Browser Link Extension. To take a look at some of the extensions, you can download Web Essentials for Visual Studio 2013 RTM. In this blog, I will give you a step by step overview of the various APIs that we… Read more