Visual Web Developer 2008 Beta2 got announced some days back. Lots of authoring enhancement has been made to this release so far as JScript is considered. Sameer already blogged about much better intellisense support in this release. I would like to point out that we also had a brand new support for Syntax Checking with this release. Syntax Checking is a very helpful feature and helps a JScript developer to find out the errors/warnings in his code at design time. The goal was to make life of a JScript developer a lot easier. We feel this is going to make a very good impact on the developers.
Let's say while writing the code I defined a variable twice. Isn't it cool the editor catching up the mistake for me? This is exactly what happens. Look at the snapshot below:
As one can see the moment the user makes a mistake, squiggles are shown and on taking the mouse over the squiggle the error/warning is displayed. User is saved from all the hassles of actually running the code to find out all the annoying errors/warnings. All the errors/warnings get listed down even in the error window as shown below:
This gives a detailed error/warning message and double clicking actually takes you to the line number.
Some of the other facts I would like to list are:
So go ahead and start using the new Beta2 available and give your feedback to us.
Senior Test Lead