Visual Studio 2005

A 7-post collection

Visual Studio Orcas new Web Designer

I read this morning on ScottGu’s blog about the new Visual Studio Web designer. It looks promising! I’ve always found the Visual Studio 2003 annoying especially when switching views… Visual Studio 2005’s designer is less annoying but still not perfect. So it’s about time we see the *Least Annoying – *this is going to be my word – expectation – on it till I try it ! :-). Here’s a list of some of the new stuff in the designer taken from Scott’s blog. Split View Support (the ability to have both HTML Source and WYSIWYG design open simultaneously) Extremely rich CSS support (CSS property window, CSS inheritance viewer, CSS preview, and CSS manager) Dramatically improved view switching...

Errors Installing VS 2005 SP1 on Windows Server 2003

I was trying to install VS 2005 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 last night but kept getting an error about an invalid signature (or something like that anyway – can’t remember the exact error now) The cause of the problem as stated on the Microsoft websiteis *“This problem occurs when the computer has insufficient contiguous memory for Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP to verify that the .msi package or the .msp package is correctly signed.” * The solution can be found here....

Nice new feature in VWD and VS 2005

Just read about one of the nice new features available in VS 2005 – Code Snippets! In VS 2005 you can select code from a list of commonly used patterns and“What makes code snippets really cool is that you can easily create and define your own.” as Scott says. The snippets are not available in C# by default but you can download them from here See Scott’s post for more detail on this here...

First Visual Studio 2005 error message revisited!

I previously blogged about about the First Visual Studio error message I got here. I believe I know why I had this error, but forgot to blog about it a while back. Well, what happened initially was that I installed visual studio and the .NET framework on another partition drive than the root one that has windows on it. It seems that this upset the references to the framework and a few other things, as I not only got the error above, but also, errors saying, cannot load package blah blah blah …etc. After I got sick of all that I installed VS 2005 and the framework again on the root drive, and things seemed to be ok since. So...

First VS 2005 error message encounter

Right, so I’ve setup myself VS 2005 this week finally, while I haven’t dug hard in development yet. Here is my first error message encounter in VS 2005. Here’s how I got it, I click the help menu, then choose Search, and bingo, I get the Index Search window as well as this message. Anyone know why this occurs or how to get rid of it?...