Did You Know… Tip #1 – Powerful CSS Tools to Create, Manage and Apply Styles

Visual Studio 2008 introduces three new tool windows for CSS styling. They are:

  • Apply Styles
  • Manage Styles
  • CSS Properties

All the above options are available under the View menu when you are in design view or in split view mode. 

Apply Styles: Using this tool window you can create, apply and modify styles. This tool window lists all the style for a particular page. The list will include style defined inline, style in external style sheet and styles that live in current page. Applying a style to a selected control is as simple as selecting a control, then you can click on styles to be applied from the list of styles in this tool window.

Apply Styles


Manage Styles: Using this tool window you can manage the arrangement of styles by moving them around from an external style sheet to the current page, etc.

Manage Styles


CSS Properties: Using this tool window you can quickly find out which styles are applied to a particular control on a page. You can also figure our which style rule overrides which for a selected control. You could also use this tool to add, delete or modify CSS properties of an existing style.

CSS Properties


Reshmi Mangalore

SDET, Web Development Tools



Comments (2)

  1. lam seo says:

    This tool is really helpful, esp for web designers. I’ll have my team to try on this.

    Thanks for your review. 🙂

    PS: Long time no new post?

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