Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

Visual Web Developer stuff

Signing VWD Express box

Today we signed Visual Web Developer Express box. This large box will sit in our building lobby from...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/07/2005

Visual Studio Express Edition is free for one year

Download your copy today here! Here is also direct link to the Visual Web Developer download.

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 11/07/2005

Weather Report control is broken

Several people complained that Weather Report control which fetches data off the NOAA Web service...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/16/2005

How would you improve VS HTML / ASP.NET editor in Orcas?

Post your feedback either here on on MSDN Feedback page or send e-mail directly to me.

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/03/2005

VWD final performance numbers

Now that release is upon us, RC is out and all VS is in escrow mode, here are our final performance...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 10/03/2005

New Design view in Orcas

So it is official now (see here and here) and now you know that we are planning new Design view for...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 09/16/2005

How to associate custom file extension with VWD Web Form editor

So you have files with .foo extension which you want to behave like they are .aspx in Visual Studio...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/23/2005

VS 2005 Web Project System: What is it and why did we do it?

Check out new ScottGu's blog entries: VS 2005 Web Project System: What is it and why did we do it?...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/21/2005

Some clarifications and update on the VWD Web project system

Have a look at ScottGu's blog entry. It contains answers to some of the questions people have been...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/16/2005

PDC Sessions on ASP.NET and Atlas

If you are attending PDC and are interested in ASP.NET future, don't miss two sessions on the Atlas...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/10/2005

Using Acrylic together with Visual Web Developer

When you install Acrylic along with VWD Beta 2 and add Acrylic xpr file to the Web site, you will...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/10/2005

PDC 2005: Sneak Peek at Future Directions in Web Development and Designer Tools

Go to the PDC Sessions list, select Tools & Languages and click Search. ASP.NET: A Sneak Peek at...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 08/10/2005

Vacation time!

After few years of taking short (like two weeks) vacations, I finally decided to take a long one. I...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/02/2005

Window office at Microsoft, part deux

Gretchen mentioned that in her group higher-ranker managers are getting windows first. Interesting,...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 07/02/2005

RFC 1925

RFC 1925: 2.3 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/30/2005

ASP.NET 1.1 Mobile Controls XHTML Adapter Source

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9642963f-7c8d-4b26-a440-400e03ced4cb&Di...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/29/2005

How does one get a window office at Microsoft?

Offices with windows are distributed according to years of service, not according to seniority or...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/29/2005

New hire joined my team today

Ben went to the Windows land, but his office has not been sitting empty for long. Today we welcome...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/29/2005

Teams with ship discipline

Check out this great post on teams with ship discipline. Scot was my first dev lead when I joined...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/29/2005

Classic ASP page template for VS 2005

As you might know, VS 2005 does not provide file template for the classic ASP page. You can make one...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/26/2005

How many machines is enough? I think, one :-)

Interesting post. I have seen people keeping around a lot of machines. For me, multiple machines...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/26/2005

How to debug classic ASP pages in VS 2005

Quite a few people were unable to make VS 2005 to hit breakpoints in the server script in classic...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/24/2005

Source code preservation in HTML editor

Here is patent that we filed on the method, which we invented in order to solve that old known...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/23/2005

How to handle idle time processing: When idle is not really idle

Did you know that on fast machine idle time processing can kick in even if from you point of view...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/22/2005

Design view dude going away lunch

Today we had going away lunch with Ben (aka Design view dude). What is that 'going away lunch'...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/17/2005

How to make HTML/Web Form editor faster

This post made me thinking what can you do to make Visual Web Developer to behave like Visual...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/09/2005

How do we provide language features in server script blocks

If you want to have a peek how exactly do we provide intellisense, validation and other language...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/07/2005

Converting cassette tapes to MP3

I recently purchased an interesting product called PlusDeck2 which is essentially cassette deck that...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/05/2005

My BFD duties

Recently it was my turn to perform BFD duties. What is the BFD you said? Well, let’s start from the...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 06/05/2005

Lossless music online

Apparently Smithsonian Global Sound offers tons of world music in both MP3 at 128 Kbps and FLAC....

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/20/2005

Visual Web Developer performance numbers

About a year ago, right before Beta 1 release, I blogged about Visual Web Developer performance...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/19/2005

Six months with Prius

Back in October 2004 I bought Toyota Prius hybrid. (I traded in Infinity FX45 if that matters). It...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 05/10/2005

Automatic formatting of HTML on paste

VS HTML editor in Beta 2 sports a small new feature: automatic formatting of HTML on paste. By...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/25/2005

Why you can only see base user control propeties in Design view?

This is fairly popular question. The reason is that currently .NET runtime (CLR) has no means to...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/22/2005

'asp' is an unrecognized tag prefix or device filter - what is it?

A few people reported that Visual Web Developer displayed validation error on fairly simple Web...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/21/2005

What's new in the Visual Web Developer in Beta 2

What we have been doing for almost a year? What is new besides bug fixes? We had big security push...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/21/2005

Megapixels per ounce?

Canon SD500 review at Steve's DigiCams: "The Powershot SD500 is the first Canon digicam to exceed...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/01/2005

Registration-free COM

There is a great article on MSDN by Dave Templin about new VS 2005 functionality that allows you to...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 04/01/2005

Opinions on ".NET Concurrency Design Patterns" book by William Stamatakis?

I have been looking for a good book on design patterns in multithreaded programming and came across...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/28/2005

Weather report control now accepts ZIP code

Peter A. Bromberg updated my control so it is now able to accept US ZIP code instead of...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 03/28/2005

Article on FrontPage intellisense customization

FrontPage Blog published article on how to customize FP markup intellisense. The techique applies to...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/24/2005

NOAA Weather Report Control is working again

Thanks to Matt Otto who figured out that I need to update WSDL file to the one available at...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/19/2005

What's wrong with VS HTML editor parser?

Parsing HTML for editing purposes is quite different from parsing it by the book. VS HTML parser has...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/12/2005

Mac Mini - is Apple going to produce Mac-based car audio unit? ;-)

New Mac Mini is 6.5"x6.5"x2". DIN1 size (standard car radio head unit size) is 7.375 wide by 2.25"...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/11/2005

Another ASP.NET Weather control

Apparently, Weather.com provides free XML data feed. However, you have to register. If you don't...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/03/2005

Last high quality photo lab closed on the Eastside

Overlake Photo that I have been using for quite some time is going out of business due to digital...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/02/2005

NOAA Weather Forecast Web Service

Some time ago I published a Web user control that employed NOAA Web Service and displayed weather...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 01/02/2005

Whidbey security push: what are we doing there?

Last four weeks we have been working exclusively on security. This does not mean we have been...

Author: Mikhail Arkhipov Date: 12/13/2004

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