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

Software for building and hosting web sites at no cost for 3 years!

I’m excited to announce – WebsiteSpark – a new program from Microsoft that provides software and support for building web sites, at no cost for 3 years. What You Get Software: WebsiteSpark provides software licenses that you can use for 3 years at no upfront cost (there is only an exit fee of $100 payable… Read more

Software Development Engineer Opportunity on Visual Web Developer

The Visual Web Developer team is looking for a motivated software engineer that wants to work on next set of Web related features in Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio, shipping Visual Studio 2010 and beyond. Web development is a highly competitive area and Visual Web Developer is a primary tool that helps driving Windows… Read more

IIS7 Load Balancing & Routing Module Now Available!

The IIS team has just shipped the Microsoft Application Request Routing 1.0 module for IIS7!!! Application Request Routing (ARR) enables Web server administrators and hosting providers and to increase Web application reliability and scalability through rule-based routing and load balancing of HTTP server requests. With ARR, administrators can optimize resource utilization for application servers to… Read more

Web Platform Installer

Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx.  Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features.  This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free Microsoft web development software; everything you need in one place.The web page contains everything you need, including a video… 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

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

Downloadable Hotfix: Performance and Editor fixes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008

We have received a great deal of feedback on VS 2008 and VWD 2008. Thank you for all the feedback.   We have looked at the feedback carefully and selected some critical issues around performance and editor usage to fix in this hotfix. This article talks about all the issues that are fixed in the… Read more

JScript IntelliSense: Handling Errors

I often get the question “Why isn’t IntelliSense working?”.  The most common cause is an error in one of the referenced scripts.  If there was an IntelliSense update error, the status bar will tell you. Given this situation, the Error List  will complement the status bar with one of two messages. Error Message 1: A… Read more

Workaround: Debugging Global.aspx.cs Application_Start() with ASP.Net Web Server within Visual Studio

When you add a global.asax file to your “Web Application Projects (WAPs) like below: and then write code in Application_Start event and try to debug it like below using Visual Studio inbuilt Development Web Server   Then during your first debug the breakpoint is hit but during your subsequent debug runs the breakpoint is not… Read more