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  • Blog Post: Announcing new web features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC

    Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of RC version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 . Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience. This blog will contain all of the features introduced in CTP2 and a few updates. We...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

    Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of CTP2 of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 . Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience. We will have future blogs to talk about some of the features in detail. The release note...
  • Blog Post: Scaffolding ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer-based-models

    The ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer (Entity Designer) is a GUI tool for editing Entity Framework models. You can use the Entity Designer to visually create and modify entities, associations, mappings, and inheritance relationships. You can also use the tool to validate the model. When you build the...
  • Blog Post: How to customize the generated files from the New Scaffolded Item dialog

    In Visual Studio 2013 we introduced the Add New Scaffolded Item dialog. This dialog replaced the Add View/Add Controllers ASP.NET MVC dialog which was had in 2012. This new dialog works for all ASP.NET projects (MVC, Web Forms and Web API). This is one example of how we are delivering on the “One ASP...
  • Blog Post: Building a basic Web Forms application using Visual Studio 2013

    In a previous blog post , we have described the different options you have when creating a new web application with Visual Studio 2013 (VS 2013) and provided an overview of the various ASP.NET features and NuGet packages present in the templates. In this post, I am going to take a specific template...
  • Blog Post: Building Browser Link extension in Visual Studio 2013

    Browser Link feature in Visual Studio 2013 provides APIs for you to write your own Browser Link Extension. To take a look at some of the extensions, you can download Web Essentials for Visual Studio 2013 RTM. In this blog, I will give you a step by step overview of the various APIs that we provide. You...
  • Blog Post: A High-Value, Undocumented LESS Editor Feature in Visual Studio

    Recently a very valuable, undocumented feature in the Visual Studio LESS editor came to my attention. This applies equally to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 and later, and to Visual Studio 2013. The installation of Web Essentials is not required to benefit from this feature. The Visual Studio LESS Editor...
  • Blog Post: Web publishing updates for app offline and usechecksum

    In Visual Studio 2013 we have added a couple of small features for web publishing that I’d like to share with you. Those updates are; how to take your app offline during publishing and how you can update the default file compare option. App offline support In Visual Studio when you publish your web application...
  • Blog Post: Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013

    I’m excited to show the new features of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013. Visit Somasegar’s blog for details on Visual Studio 2013 RTW . Download Visual Studio 2013 to try out the new features in this release. Read the Visual Studio blog for information about general editor enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2

    This post describes how to enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. ASP.NET App Suspend is a big new feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. You can read an overview of ASP.NET App Suspend (including a demonstration...
  • Blog Post: HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 RC

    Several interesting features have been added to the new HTML editor in Visual Studio 2013 RC since the VS 2013 Preview release. See HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 Preview for a rundown of the Preview features. CSS Class and ID IntelliSense In the Preview release, the new HTML editor...
  • Blog Post: Attribute Routing changes for ASP.NET Web Stack shipped in VS2013 RC

    For the VS2013 Preview release, we published two articles about Attribute Routing for Web API 2: · http://www.asp.net/web-api/overview/web-api-routing-and-actions/attribute-routing-in-web-api-2 · http://www.asp.net/web-api/overview/web-api-routing-and-actions/create-a-rest-api-with-attribute-routing...
  • Blog Post: Web Publish how to automate multi-project publish with file system

    The other day I received an email from a customer with a question which I’ve summarized as below. I have a solution containing multiple web projects. One of the projects, _RootSite, is the top level website which I want to publish. It’s an MVC project. I also have other web projects in the same solution...
  • Blog Post: Creating New Windows Azure Web Site from Visual Studio 2013 RC

    We are now making it easier to create a new Windows Azure Web Site from Visual Studio 2013 RC. This feature can be accessed from the Web Sites sub node under the Windows Azure node in Server Explorer . You would need to install Azure SDK 2.1 before you can use this feature. You can follow these steps...
  • Blog Post: What is new in Browser Link with Visual Studio 2013 RC?

    Over the last few months, the Browser Link team has worked on delivering these new features in the Visual Studio 2013 RC release: Browser Link Dashboard APIs for extension authoring For those who are not familiar with Browser Link, please look at our introductory blog here . Browser Link Dashboard The...
  • Blog Post: Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 RC

    Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 RC I’m excited to show the new features of the ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 RC. Click here to download and install the Visual Studio 2013 RC today. Please check http://www.asp.net/vnext for release notes, documentation...
  • Blog Post: Web Publishing a simpler way to exclude files/folders from being published

    I’ve written a few blog posts on how to exclude files from publishing/packaging. In each of these posts you’d have to be familiar with MSBuild and the Web Publish process. I’ve been looking for a much simpler way to exclude files/folder from publishing. When using git you can easily exclude files and...
  • Blog Post: Install MVC4 HotTowel SPA NuGetNuGet package in One ASP.NET Web API Project in VS2013 Preview

    I was trying to install MVC4 HotTowel SPA package (MVC4 and Razor v2) on a VS2013 Preview One ASP.NET Web API Project (MVC5 and Razor V3). I blindly let the NuGetNuGet package overwrite all my files including the Views\web.config file, which caused some compatibility problems. This is what I did: 1....
  • Blog Post: “Enable Edit and Continue” debugging option is now on by default for new web applications in VS2013 preview

    In VS2010 and VS2012, the edit and continue option is disabled by default when creating a new web application project. In VS2013 preview, we turned it on by default. You can find this option on the Web tab in the web project’s properties window. With “Enable Edit and Continue”...
  • Blog Post: How does VS determine which version of Razor engine to use when editing razor webpage files

    In VS2013 Preview, we released new Razor V3 runtime and design time Engine to support MVC5 and Razor V3 website’s runtime and design time behavior. Unlike Razor V2 runtime and design time, VS2013 did not GAC these binaries. Instead, the binaries are installed in the project bin folder when corresponding...
  • Blog Post: Introducing $select and $expand support in Web API OData

    Last week Microsoft released the preview of Visual Studio 2013, and along with it came the ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. In this new release, we are expanding the OData support in Web API to include support for $select and $expand , two of the most popular OData query operators...
  • Blog Post: Understanding OWIN Forms authentication in MVC 5

    Overview The new security feature design for MVC 5 is based on OWIN authentication middleware. The benefit for it is that security feature can be shared by other components that can be hosted on OWIN. Since the Katana team did a great effort to support the OWIN integrated pipeline in ASP.NET, it can...
  • Blog Post: Manage CORS policy dynamically

    Brief We introduced CORS support in ASP.NET Web API a few months ago . Out of the box it supports configuring CORS policy by attributes. It is a very intuitive and powerful way but lacks flexibility at runtime. Imaging your service allows a 3rd party to consume your service. You need the capability of...
  • Blog Post: Fix SPA VB project creating issue for ASP.NET and Web Tools Preview Refresh for Visual Studio 2013 Preview

    Issue Unfortunately after installing ASP.NET and Web Tools Preview Refresh for Visual Studio 2013 Preview, creating SPA VB template will fail. This post describes how to fix this issue. Option 1: Fix script I authored these two scripts (one for x86 and x64) to fix the issue. Download...
  • Blog Post: Make VS2012 MVC4 VSIX template to work for Visual Studio 2013 preview

    Visual Studio 2012.2 supports customized MVC4 template, you can get a walkthrough here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/yjhong/archive/2012/12/13/custom-mvc-4-template-walkthrough.aspx or http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/getting-started/custom-mvc-templates . But the created template VSIX file cannot be uploaded...
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