Web Development Updates in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Web Development Updates in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 SP1 are now available for download.  This blog post highlights the major changes in SP1 related to web development.

New Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

The following is a list of new features in SP1 which relate to web development:

  • Class Libraries and Web Application Projects in Express
  • JScript Formatting
  • More Support for External JScript Libraries
  • Dynamic Data Templates
  • SQL Server 2008 Support
  • WCF Renaming Support
  • IIS Module and Handler Templates
  • Multiple Selection in Design View (new since SP1 Beta)
  • Ability to add ADO.NET Data Service Reference in web projects (new since SP1 Beta)

For more details on the above features, please see the following articles:


Web Development IDE Performance Improvements

SP1 includes all of the web development performance improvements that were available previously via a downloadable hotfix.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2008/02/09/downloadable-hotfix-performance-and-editor-fixes-for-microsoft-visual-studio-2008-and-visual-web-developer-express-2008.aspx for more information on the performance issue addressed. 

In addition to the performance improvements mentioned in the above hotfix description, SP1 also addresses the following performance issues related to web development:

Notable Bug Fixes

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 SP1 contains several hundred bug fixes related to web development.  Below is a list of the most notable bugs and customer reported bugs that are fixed.

General Issues

WebForm /HTML Design View

WebForm / HTML Source View

Javascript Intellisense

Web Projects


As you can see SP1 is substantial improvement to VS2008 in the area of web development - hope you enjoy!

Omar Khan | Visual Web Developer

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  • Visual Web Developer Team Blog からです。 Web Development Updates in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 VS 2008 SP1 のリリースは全ての

  • How do you get VS 2008 sp1 to color code my classic asp .inc files. It is only picking up the .asp extension.

  • Hello Dave,

    To my knowledge it is not possible to get ASP color coding on .inc files.  It is a request we've heard once or twice in the past, but unfortunately it didn't make it in.

    Omar Khan | Visual Web Developer

  • Thanks team! I've been waiting with bated breath.

  • Hi Alfred,

    I apologize, I accidentially deleted your comment.  Sorry to hear that you are having trouble installing SP1.  The Visual Studio team would like to further investigate your issue.

    If possible could you:

    1) Collect installation logs as described here - http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/08/01/4172276.aspx

    2) Post the logs on skydrive.live.com

    3) Reply here or on the Visual Studio installation forum - http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en/netfxsetup/threads/,  with a link to the posted logs


    Omar Khan | Visual Web Developer

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  • I tought sp1 was supposed to bring vbscript (.vbs) support back?

  • I installed SP1 fine yesterday and this morning I came across something strange that may or may not be related, so I figured I would check here.

    I opened Windows Explorer and went to sort the files in a folder by size but that column wasn't showing. I'm on Vista so I figured it was just trying to be smart and show columns appropriate for the files in the folder (images).

    I brought up the list of columns you can view and scrolled down to find Size, but it wasn't in the list. I noticed a Space Used column, but when I enable it, it's just blank.

    I've checked around with several other people running Vista and they all have a Size column available to them. The only difference is, I've installed this service pack and they haven't yet.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

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  • is anyone else crashing vs when trying to "format document" in .css files?  Both from the edit > advanced menu, or the keyboard shortcut ctrl-k+d?

  • @Bradley - Works fine for me but the CSS files I was testing with weren't particularly big and they were formatted nicely to begin with.

  • @Ryan - Its happening to me even a clean new Style Sheet without any editing from the file > new menu.

    Another developer I work with gets the same crash also.  I've opened a bug with crash dumps on the microsoft Connect site.

  • Hi Emerson,

    VB Script support was added.  Can you please describe the scenario that is not working for you?


    Omar Khan | Visual Web Developer

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