Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

Visual Web Developer stuff

R Tools for Visual Studio

This is what I have been working on over the last several months:...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/23/2016

WebMatrix v2 RC is out so it is time to revive this blog

It has been a long while since I posted here. I've been silent since most of the things I've been...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/10/2012

Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component, upgrade to Office 2010 and VS 2010

You have probably seen post in our team blog on how to repair VS 2008 after upgrading from Office...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/19/2010

What kind of extensibility would you like to see in HTML/ASPX editor?

Have you ever wanted to extend HTML editor Source view or perhaps modify some of the existing...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/19/2009

A lot of snow around Seattle

It has been heavily snowing for more than a week. I cleaned my driveway four times already, each...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/25/2008

Where do I find all published hotfixes for Visual Studio?

Both VS 2005 and VS 2008 downloads are available here...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/19/2008

Russian VS 2008 SP1 has been released

Пакет обновления 1 (SP1) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (установщик)...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/18/2008

Why there is no spell checking in Design view?

Some folks asked why VS 2008 and VWD Express 2008 do not have "live" spell checking like Expression...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/18/2008

Where is Mikhail?

I have been posting in our team blog primarily. Maybe I should have cross posted, but I didn't. I...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/18/2008

Uninstalling VS 2008 SP1 Beta and HTML designer update

Just in case you want to uninstall VS 2008 SP1 Beta, please remember that Web designer is a separate...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/11/2008

Video tutorials on HTML designer

Since VS is sharing HTML designer with Expression Web, many videos available for Expression Web may...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/03/2008

Wireless mouse, HTML editor and idle time processing

Several people reported issues when toolbox, validation and/or server code intellisense do not work...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/02/2008

Sharing designer between Expression Web and Visual Studio

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 include designer that...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/25/2008

Microsoft Web Authoring Component setup and Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system

I have found that a few people could not install Visual Web Developer 2008 or Visual Studio 2008...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/19/2008

Absolute and relative positioning in Visual Studio 2008 Web designer

Design view in Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 provides several tools that help...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/05/2008

PHP coloring in Visual Studio 2008

Now, this is a creative way of using C++ colorizer to colorize PHP in VS 2008 :-) It won't work in...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/29/2008

Spell checker update 2.1: a few bug fixes and couple of new features

This article is obsoltete. Please look here for newer version...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/31/2007

How to select language for spell checking in code comments

A few users asker how to select language for spell checking in the code comments. Egil Hansen (see...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/18/2007

Compatibility problem between VS 2008 and Office 2000 and how to fix it

A few users discovered that design view in VS 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 may get...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/14/2007

Troubleshooting Spell Checker setup

If after setup Spell Checker does not appear in the Tools menu, try the following Try installing...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/13/2007

Spell checker for HTML, ASP.NET, JScript, VB, C#, CSS and C++

Following Visual Studio 2008 release I updated my Spell Shecker add-in so it works with VS 2008 as...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/12/2007

How to set CSS validation to warnings

I blogged earlier about ability of VS 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 to display HTML and CSS...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/25/2007

Common problems installing Microsoft Web Authoring Component

When you are installing VS 2008 or VWD Express 2008 you may encounter failure when Microsoft Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/20/2007

It is done

You already know from Soma's and Scott's blogs posts that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/20/2007

New book on Visual Web Developer 2008

Jim Cheshire who is working in Microsoft Customer Support wrote a book on the Visual Web Developer...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/21/2007

Visual Studio 2008 CSS editor recognizes vendor extensions

By popular request we added support for CSS vendor extensions in VS 2008. For example, the following...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/19/2007

How to create custom CSS intellisense schema in Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

Some time ago I described how to add custom HTML markup intellisense and validation schema to VS...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/19/2007

I am a C++ developer, why I am getting Visual Studio Web Authoring Component installed?

Some folks found that even when they only check Visual C++ in the setup options and uncheck Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/18/2007

How to obtain debug information from a hang / frozen application

A while ago I blogged on how to obtain a crash dump using Visual Studio. You can use similar...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/19/2007

VS 2008 adds ability to display markup, CSS and JScript validation errors as warnings

Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Web Developer Express 2005 display markup and CSS validation issues...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/19/2007

How to set control to absolute positioning automatically on drag-drop

As many of you have noticed, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and Visual web Developer Express 2008 Beta 2...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/18/2007

I like HTC Touch

I blogged back in April that I was going to get HTC S710. I did get one and liked it a lot. However,...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/21/2007

How to add more color names to CSS 2.1 schema

You probably know that CSS 2 standard only defines 16 named colors. However, all popular modern...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/20/2007

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component?

If you install VS 2008 Beta on a clean machine, you will find Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/20/2007

NVidia 79xx SLI driver for Vista is published

Looks like I can finally install Vista on my home box. My rig has two 7900GTX in SLI configuration...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/29/2007

Spell checker for HTML and ASP.NET: multilanguage edition

I finally got around to implementing support for multiple languages in my HTML / ASP.NET spell...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/29/2007

The wait for HTC S710 is unbearable

I love Bluetooth phone/car pairing but my old iMate SP3 does not transfer address book to the car so...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/23/2007

Where to report issues with Visual Studio Orcas Beta1

Try http://connect.microsoft.com and Select Visual Studio. There is one entry for all versions, but...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/23/2007

Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1 is out!

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx What is new in the Visual Studio Web Tools...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/20/2007

Visual Studio Orcas CTP with the new designer is out!

VS Orcas CTP with the new designer is out! Here is the download link:...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/28/2007

What is not in the VS Orcas Web designer compared to the Expression Web?

I blogged earlier that Visual Stusio Orcas is getting new Web designer and related tools that are...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/27/2007

New forums for VS Orcas Web Tools

Soon February CTP of Orcas will become available. We also opened new forum when you can provide...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/27/2007

How does split view work in VS Orcas

As you probably know from my earlier blog post Visual Studio Orcas (and future Visual Web Developer...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/23/2007

Sapphire: New Web Form designer in Visual Studio Orcas.

Today is a huge day in my life. Today we integrated Sapphire project (as well as a lot of other new...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/20/2007

How to fix intellisense issues after upgrading to ASP.NET Ajax 1.0 RC

Many people reported issues after upgrade from Atlas/Ajax Beta or CTP to the most recent RC build...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/04/2007

New O'Reilly book with articles on CSS Properties window, HTML spell checker and WAP add-ons

O’Reilly recently published a book called Windows Developer Power Tools which contains tons of...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/28/2006

Short demo of the new CSS editing tools and improvements in client script support

On the MSDN you can find a recording of the PDC demo where we showed new CSS editing tools as well...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/28/2006

Small smartphone or a bigger device? Why do we have to choose?

Most of the time I only need a small candy bar smartphone that is extemely convenient to carry...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/28/2006

Repairing Visual Web Developer intellisense issues

I'd like to summarize a few known issues with VS/VWD intellisense and respective solutions or...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/25/2006

Power outage in Puget Sound was bad

My home lost power Thursday night, a week ago. On Friday there was no power anywhere. Bellevue,...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/21/2006

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