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’…


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…


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…


Tip #61: Did you know… How to create an ASP.Net Dynamic Data Web Site?

If your web site is heavily data driven then here is a quick and easy way for you to create one without writing much code. All you need is Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1 installed on your box. Dynamic Data Web Sites makes use of a mechanism called Scaffolding….


Tip #50: Did you know…How to absolute position the controls in Visual Studio Designer?

Absolute positioning control(s) in the designer can seem confusing at first until you learn the visual cues. You can do one of the following two possible actions by dragging the control in the designer. Re-parent the control Change the controls position. When you drag the body of the control, you are changing the parent of…


Tip #33: Did you know… How to create Nested Master Pages using VS 2008?

VS 2008 and VWD 2008 both support Nested Master Pages which means you can have a Base Master page which would cater to the whole site and then you can further customize these Base Master Pages. Here is how you do it: 1. Create a BaseMasterPage.master for the base look: First we need to create…


Tip #29: Did you know… How to enable Edit and Continue feature for Web Application Projects?

If you want to edit your WAPs while debugging them, here is how you do it: 1. Check the “Enable Edit and Continue” checkbox in the Web Properties page. 2. Check the “Enable Edit and Continue” checkbox under  Tools->Options->Debugging->Edit and Continue These two setting will enable Edit and Continue as you debug your WAPs. Reshmi…