Use a Specific Port for the Development Server

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  12/21/2010Code:  vstipProj0029   Work with SharePoint?  Then make sure to check out the new SharePoint Developer Team Blog!   If you are using a firewall on your operating system and/or just want to use the same port while you do web development you can configure Visual Studio to use a fixed port.  To do…


New SharePoint Development Team Blog

To make it easy for developers to make sure they’re getting all the latest technical information around developing SharePoint solutions, the SharePoint, Visual Studio and Office User Assistance teams have decided to combine their blogging efforts into the SharePoint Developer Team Blog. Think of it as your one-stop shop for developer-centric SharePoint information, straight from…


HTML Editor Tag Navigation

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  12/20/2010Code:  vstipEdit0091   Work with SharePoint?  Then make sure to check out the new SharePoint Developer Team Blog!   The tag navigator is a representation of the element that is currently selected in the document, along with the hierarchy of parent tags to which it belongs. The tag navigator is particularly useful for working…


Understanding Tag Specific Options

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> HTML -> Formatting -> Tag Specific OptionsVersions:  2008,2010Published:  12/19/2010Code:  vstipEdit0089   General Information In vstipEdit0089 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/12/18/format-the-current-document-or-selection-html-designer-vstipedit0089.aspx) I showed you how do use Format Selection on a sample:     Let’s say you don’t like the way <DIV> tags are formatted.  You can go to Tools -> Options…


Format the Current Document or Selection (HTML Designer)

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + D (document); CTRL + K, CTRL + F (selection)Menu:  Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document; Edit -> Advanced -> Format SelectionCommand:  Edit.FormatDocument; Edit.FormatSelectionVersions:  2008,2010Published:  12/18/2010Code:  vstipEdit0089   In vstipEdit0057 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/05/19/format-the-current-document-or-selection-vstipedit0057.aspx) I showed you how to format code.  I thought it would be a good idea to look at the…


Understanding Check Accessibility

Menu:  Tools -> Check AccessibilityCommand:  Tools.CheckAccessibilityVersions:  2008,2010Published:  12/17/2010Code:  vstipProj0028   According to the documentation: “Accessibility standards enable you to build Web pages that can be used by people who have disabilities. [You can] configure ASP.NET Web server controls to make sure that they generate accessible HTML.” http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms228004(v=VS.100).aspx     It is desirable to make your…

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Set as Start Page

Menu:  Project -> Set As Start PageCommand:  Project.SetAsStartPageVersions:  2008,2010Published:  12/16/2010Code:  vstipProj0027     When you create a new web project the default page is set for you automatically and is the first page you see when you start debugging:     However, you may find that you want a different page.  It’s easy to change…

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Change the Default View in the HTML Editor

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> HTML Designer -> General Versions:  2008,2010Published:  12/15/2010Code:  vstipEdit0088   The default view when you use the HTML Designer is Source View:     If you don’t like this or just want another view to be the default you can go to Tools -> Options -> HTML Designer -> General  and…

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Enable Debugging in Web.Config

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  12/14/2010Code:  vstipProj0026   If you have ever created a web project in Visual Studio then you have undoubtedly encountered this dialog:     A quick read tells you that it will modify the Web.config file to enable debugging:     There are a couple of things to point out here: 1.  You can…

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Updates

  Hey folks,   Just thought I would give you an update on what has been going on in my world as I have had several questions lately about the upcoming book and its release date.   Before I get to the book, I wanted to take a minute to thank you all.  I just…

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