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  • Blog Post: XDT (XML Document Transform) released on codeplex.com

    In Visual Studio 2010 we introduced a simple and straight forward method of transforming web.config during publishing/packaging. This support is called XML Document Transform, aka XDT. It allows you to transform any XML file, not just web.config. To learn more about XDT check out the docs . Since we...
  • Blog Post: Profile specific web.config transforms and transform preview

    When we released VS2010 we add support for web.config (XDT) transforms during publish/package. Note: From now on I’ll only use the word publish from now on but the full content relates to packaging as well. In the original implementation when you published your web project the web.config file would be...
  • Blog Post: XDT (web.config) Transforms in non-web projects

    One of the really cool features that we shipped for Visual Studio 2010 was web.config (XDT) transformations . Because the transformations are so simple and straightforward one of the first questions that someone asks after using it is “how can I use this in my other projects?” Unfortunately this feature...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web Application: Publish/Package Tokenizing Parameters

    Today I just saw a question posted on stackoverflow.com asking Why are some Web.config transforms tokenised into SetParameters.xml and others are not ? Let me give some background on this topic for those who are not aware of what the question is. With Visual Studio 2010 when you package your application...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web Projects: web.debug.config & web.release.config

    DIsclaimer: You may experience some in-consistent behavior using this technique. If so please let us know. I have heard a lot of questions and confusion regarding web.debug.config and web.release.config. For example here is just one question on StackOverflow . The question states: Hello, I want...
  • Blog Post: Extending XML (web.config) Config transformation

    Sayed recently posted a blog on extending XML (web.config) Config transformation.   If you haven’t read it already, you can find it here: http://sedodream.com/2010/09/09/ExtendingXMLWebconfigConfigTransformation.aspx
  • Blog Post: The Aspnet Compiler Build Task in Visual Studio 2010 ASP.Net MVC 2 Projects

    If you crack open the project file in an ASP.Net MVC 2 application (in notepad or unload your project and then click “ Edit *.proj” ), you will notice an interesting line. <MvcBuildViews>false</MvcBuildViews> This is an option to enable a post build task that will run the Asp_net...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Property Grid Filtering

    Visual Studio 2010 improves .NET framework multi-targeting by applying framework-appropriate filtering to the property grid and Intellisense. For example, if you select a button on a web form of a .NET 2.0 web project, in the Property Grid you will see: If you go to the Project Properties and change...
  • Blog Post: Web Deployment: Web.Config Transformation

    We have earlier discussed about Web Deployment and Web Packaging quite a bit, today I wanted to dive into web.config transformation. If you would like to check out the other topics please read through the earlier blog posts below: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package...
  • Blog Post: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

    Today, deploying a web application is not as easy as it should be. Whether you are deploying your web to a shared hosting environment and paying monthly to maintain it OR whether you have a web server/s managed by your enterprise, there are a lot of manual steps involved in getting your application from...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 for Web Developer - Videos

    At PDC 2008 in LA and TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona we announced key new features for Visual Studio 2010 for Web Developers... Apart from our focus on MVC, Dynamic Data, Silverlight and other key ASP.NET runtime functionality, this was the first time we announced the key investments pillars for Web Developers...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Web.config

    <? xml version = " 1.0 " ?> < configuration > < configSections > < sectionGroup name = " system.web.extensions " type = " System.Web.Configuration.SystemWebExtensionsSectionGroup, System.Web.Extensions, Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35...
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