Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

Visual Web Developer stuff

What is fixed in Visual Studio /VWD Express 2005 Service Pack 1?

There is a good post in the Visual Web Developer Team blog. There are basically three categories of...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/21/2006

Expression vs. Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer

As you might know, Expression Web has shipped. Amazon lists general availability as Dec 22. I guess...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/21/2006

Who is complaining about snow?

It is fun to play outside, then get back to work over remote connection, then go make a snowman and...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/28/2006

Visual Web Developer on Mac

OMG... :-) http://aspadvice.com/blogs/rbirkby/archive/2006/07/16/19704.aspx Neat trick using...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/24/2006

Microsoft ShipIt awards

Paul Vick wrote a bit about ShipIt awards some time ago. Joel Spolsky apparently didn't like them at...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/24/2006

SQL Server 2005 hosting toolkit released

Greatly simplifies deployment of SQL Server 2005 databases in a hosting environment. See here:...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/17/2006

101 Visual Studio 2005 features compared to Dreamweaver 8

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/vs05_dw/

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/09/2006

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is close

You can register here to get notified when download becomes available. We at the Visual Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/28/2006

Developing Web Applications on Windows Vista with Visual Studio 2005

Here is how to use VS 2005 and Visual Web Developer on Vista:...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/21/2006

How to obtain crash dump in Visual Studio 2005

So VS is crashing on you and you want to submit a bug. You can help us with investigation if you...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/25/2006

How to turn HTML file into a Web Form

  1. Rename file from .htm to .aspx in Solution Explorer 2. On top pf the page add <%@ Page...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/20/2006

Visual Web Developer team and the feedback you file at MSDN Feedback center

What are we doing with the feedback you have been filing on MSDN Feedback site? We have been getting...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/19/2006

How to develop and debug ASP.NET custom controls in Visual Web Developer Express

As you may know, Visual Web Developer Express only supports Web site projects and you can only have...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/14/2006

Which features are missing from Visual Web Developer Express?

Can I use Visual Web Developer Express for the project I am planning? Do I need to buy Visual Studio...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/26/2006

When Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Web Developer 2005 performs XHTML validation it typically gives...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/14/2006

Weather Report control redux

NOAA has been changing its weather forecast Web service and my Weather Report control has been...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/12/2006

My schedule at TechEd 2006

If you want to provide direct feedback on the HTML/ASP.NET editor in Visual Studio, chat about CSS...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/11/2006

Running HTML Spell checker on all ASP.NET and HTML files in the solution

If you want to run HTML Spell checker on all aspx, ascx, htm and html files in the solution, you can...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/29/2006

Pandora.com is a pretty cool music service and price is attractive too. You can have if free with...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/13/2006

How to add custom control to the Toolbox in Visual Web Developer

Let's say you want to download and use some custom control available elsewhere on the Web. How do...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/11/2006

Custom validation schema video on Channel 9

In this DevNugget, .net Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie (aka .net DEvHammer), shows you how...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/10/2006

Need volunteers to test performance improvements in HTML editor Source view

We have been hearing complaints about delays that sometimes block typing and scrolling in Source...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/09/2006

Our team members at TechEd in Boston

Todd Grunke (our intellisense, validation and refactoring master) and I are going to Microsoft...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/09/2006

Web Development Tools team blog is now online

Please visit http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/ - this is our team blog. It even has the team...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/04/2006

'__o' is not declared - what does it mean?

A few customers complained about an error Error 1 Name '__o' is not declared. that seems to show up...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/20/2006

Spell checking in XML files

A few people asked if HTML Spell Checker can check XML and XSLT files. Not directly, as XML files...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/20/2006

Visual Studio Express editions will stay free!

From http://forums.asp.net/thread/1262185.aspx: "We are incredibly excited to announce that...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/19/2006

Troubleshoot HTML/ASP.NET Spell Checker

If you don't see HTML Spell Checker in Tools menu after the install, try the folllwing: 1. Make sure...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/18/2006

Using Office spell checker in Visual Studio

If you want to learn how to use Office components (such as spell checker) in VS add-ins, look at...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/17/2006

Spell Checker for HTML and ASP.NET pages

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

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/17/2006

How to add code behind file to existing page

If you have an existing page that uses code inline and want to associate a code file with it, do the...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/13/2006

1000 answers in ASP.NET forums

Just a little bragging :-) as I broke through 1000 posts in ASP.NET forums. I am primary owner of...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/13/2006

Making debugging of classic ASP easier

I blogged earlier how to debug classic ASP with VS 2005 on IIS5 and on IIS6. However, attaching to a...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/15/2006

Usability of Maps/Directions Web sites

Every time I need to look at a map or get driving directions at one of the popular mapping Web sites...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/10/2006

How to move file system Web site to IIS

When you are using Visual Web Developer or Visual Studio, you may begin working on a new Web site as...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/10/2006

ASP.NET 2.0 Training center deal

Have you seen ASP.NET 2.0 Training Center? Besides being a great source of information on the...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/05/2006

How to make Style Builder in Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio work in IE7

Many people reported that after installation of IE7 Beta 2 Style Builder in Visual Studio 2005 and...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/03/2006

High resolution desktop wallpaper

I turned some of my photo images into high resoltuion desktop wallpaper (1600x1200 and 1920x1200)....

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/14/2006

How to debug classic ASP pages in VS 2005: IIS 5.1

Some time ago I blogged about how to debug classic ASP applications in VS 2005 with IIS 6. A few...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/07/2006

How to add a custom intellisense and validation schema to Visual Web Developer 2005

Let's imagine that you want to add Internet Explorer 7 schema. Here what you need to do 1. Copy...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/01/2006

Repairing package load failures in Visual Web Developer

Some people are getting strange package load errors, most popular in Visual Web Developer is 'Failed...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 02/01/2006

Visual Web Developer in Orcas MQ milestone

It has been a while... I have to admit I have been much more active in Visual Studio forums on...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/31/2006

Microsoft gives you a lot of career opportunities

You can change your career all the interesting ways here at Microsoft. Keith Smith, our (Visual Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/20/2005

Eight years at Microsoft

On 22nd of December 1997 I attended new hire orientation and then walked into the building 4,...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/19/2005

Hunting for exotic languages on the Web, part II

A while ago, when I was typing ISO 639 language table for Whidbey intellisense on the lang...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/15/2005

CSS Properties window, with screenshots

Where is the command to show the CSS Properties window? Look in the View menu: I usually dock CSS...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/13/2005

Check out our new CSS Properties window add-on to VS 2005!

The CSS Properties window is an add-in package to Visual Studio 2005. It does not change the...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/12/2005

Visual Web Developer team is hiring!

Are you interested in working for Microsoft on the Web development tools? We are hiring!...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/07/2005

Web deployment projects are live

Have a look at our new add-on to Whidbey: Web Deployment projects. From the overview: A Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/09/2005

What's the deal with "" when generating client script from ASP.NET?

Why I can't use "</script>" in my C# code when constructing client script blocks? Why do I...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/09/2005

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