Tip #104: Did you know … How to view text for the ‘hint’ buttons on the Publish Web Dialog?

After the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010, the Publish Web Dialog was modified to include two information buttons associated with the Service URL and Site/application text boxes.  (See Figure 1) Figure 1 – New information (‘hint’) buttons (see circled question marks) There are two keys to remember when trying to view the ‘help’…

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Tip#102: Did you know… How to specify tag specific formatting

Let’s see this with an example.  I have the following html code on my page. Now if I format the document by selecting Edit –> Format document (or Ctrl K, Ctrl D) The document becomes I want the content inside td should remain on the same line after formatting the document. Following steps would show…

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Tip#101: Did you know… How to scope Theme

Themes are a way to define properties of pages and controls, and can be used to provide consistent look across pages. There are several different levels of applying a theme to an individual control, a page, or an application. Control Level Define a named skin (an entry in a .skin file having the SkinID property…

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Tip#100: Did you know… How to view ASP.NET trace information?

You can enable ASP.NET tracing either at an Application level or at a page level; see Tip# 77: Did you know… How to enable Page Level Tracing for your ASP.NET pages? for more information. With the tracing enabled, you can view the trace output in a trace viewer by navigation to trace.axd from the root…

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Tip#97: Did you know… How to Display Hidden Information in Design View

The design view in Visual Studio can display glyphs and borders for the hidden non – graphic elements (such as div, span, form, and script elements). This feature helps you to see where the elements are and avoid inadvertently deleting the non-graphic elements from your page while editing. To enable it in designer click on…

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Tip#96: Did you know…You could publish your SQL databases using the SQL Publishing Wizard?

You can use the SQL Publishing wizard in VS 2008/VWD 2008 to deploy a local database from your development machine to a hosting environment on a remote machine. This is how you will accomplish this: Step 1: Create a new web site by selecting menu File ->New Web Site. Switch to Server Explorer and add…

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Tip #90: Did you know … How to rearrange menu items in Visual Web Developer?

You can use the Rearrange Commands dialog box to do this. To get there: Launch the Tools->Customize dialog. Now select the Commands Tab. Click on the Rearrange commands… button, and this will launch the dialog that will help you with arranging your menu and toolbar items. Now choose a menu or toolbar to rearrange. You…

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Tip #89: Did you know…You could customize Toolbars in Visual Web Developer?

Visual Web Developer by default shows the standard toolbar. To expose the remaining tool bars, you will have to right click on the standard tool bar area. This will bring up the list of all toolbars available. Select in this list to show or hide toolbars. In the picture below, I have chosen the formatting…

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