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ASP.NET developers have been asking for HTML5 & CSS3 support all the time and today we are super excited to announce the public availability of Visual Studio Web Standards Update which brings a ton of HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
VS Web Standards Update is a free extension available for anyone who is using Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1.
You can download the update from Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
To learn more, see the team blog post at Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
VS Web Standards Update provides you Intellisense and validation for most common HTML 5 features like:
· Video & related tags
· Audio & related tag
· New input types like email, url, date etc
· Drag & Drop support
· Accessibility standard WAI-ARIA
· Schema.org & more SEO friendly goodness
This update supports intellisense and validation for most of the CSS3 modules including:
· 2D Transforms
· 3D Transforms
· Background & Borders
· Basic Box Model
· Basic UI
· Flexible Box Layout
· Generated Content for Paged Media
· Hyperlink Presentation
· Media Queries
· Multi Column
· Paged Media
· Presentations Levels
· Template Layout
Additionally, if you are trying to make websites which work on a variety of platforms and browsers you will love the fact that Web Standards Update not only supports IE specific prefixes like –ms; but also other vendor prefixes like –webkit and –moz.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation