Visual Studio Beta 1 and Visual Web Developer Express CTP are out!

Visual Studio Beta 1 and Visual Web Developer Express CTP are out!

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19th of April we shipped Visual Studio Orcas Beta1. See Soma's blog entry: . Downloads are here. This is also first time Express editions are available for download including Visual Web Developer Express. VWD Orcas Express download is bigger than in VWD 2005 Express largely because of the new HTML designer. Express editions are also considered a CTP rather than Beta1.

There are two known issues in the Web Tools in Beta 1. The affect both Visual Studio and VWD Express

1. CSS editing tools may appear disabled. Workaround: copy CSS21.XML file from Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\SCHEMAS\CSS to Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE and restart Visual Studio.

2. Some HTML Designer UI may appear in English in localized versions of the Beta1. There is no workaround for this issue unfortunately.

If you wish to provide feedback, you can use Microsoft Connect site. Select Visual Studio there. There is no separate entry for Orcas or Visual Web Developer, but don't worry, we will receive your feedback. Alternatively, you can post feedback in ASP.NET forums for the Visual Studio Orcas.

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  • I am unable to use the Virtual PC image of Orcas.

    After downloading and unpacking, I start up the image, and get this error:

    "The parent virtual hard disk has been deleted or moved from its previous location. Please select the new location of the parent virtual hard disk.


    HELP! This is frustrating after downloading 5+ GB, and unpacking the 12GB image.


  • Nevermind, Pete.

    Actually reading the instructions on the download page seemed to help ;)

  • Para quem estiver usando a versão beta 1 do Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas), a ferramenta de edição de CSS

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