Friday, November 9, 2007

Things I liked about Visual Web Developer 2008 Express

Microsoft's decision of releasing free express editions of visual studio (starting from VS 2005) has proven to be a really right step. Beginners and enthusiastic developers found express editions a great start or a chance to look into the MS world of software tools.

I used 2005 Express editions and today I downloaded Visual Web Developer 2008 Express and found nice things that I'd like to share:

  • Split view: Now you can view both HTML source and Design view of web pages, this feature makes design much easier, however you need to save or synchronize for HTML changes to reflect in the design view.

  • New Project and Item types: WcfService and AjaxWcfService

  • Targeting Framework version: You can choose which .net framework version to target.
  • AJAX Extensions are pre-installed

These are few things that I liked, discover more yourself by downloading Express editions.

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