List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008

List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008

Article ID : 950261
Last Review : April 30, 2008
Revision : 1.1
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No formal product support is available from Microsoft for this beta product. For information about how to obtain support for a beta release, see the documentation that is included with the beta product files, or check the Web location where you downloaded the release.

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SUMMARY

This article lists the following aspects of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008:

• The known issues in this service pack and how to work around the known issues
• The issues that may occur when you uninstall this service pack and how to roll back to the release version of Visual Studio 2008
• The hotfixes that are included in this service pack
• The features and the functionalities that are new, changed, or improved

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Known issues in this service pack and how to work around the known issues

• For multiple editions of Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft only supports configurations in which all editions are at the same service pack level. If a computer is running multiple language versions of Visual Studio 2008, multiple editions of Visual Studio 2008, or both, all editions must be at the release level or at the SP1 level to be supported by Microsoft.
• This beta release is not applied if you have the Silverlight beta installed in your operating systems.
• If you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008 on an existing installation of Visual Studio 2008, and then you install Visual Web Developer 2008 or a localized version of Visual Studio 2008 on the existing installation of Visual Studio 2008, you receive the following error message:

Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard. MSI returned error code 1603

You also receive this error message if you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008 on an existing installation of Visual Web Developer 2008 or on a localized version of Visual Studio 2008.

When you receive this error message, you can safely ignore the error message and continue the installation.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

945140 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=945140/) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes and list of fixed issues

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Issues that may occur when you uninstall this service pack and how to roll back to the release version of Visual Studio 2008

For more information about the issues that may occur when you uninstall this service pack and about how to roll back to the release version of Visual Studio 2008, see the Removal issues for all platforms section in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 945140.

945140 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=945140/) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes and a list of fixed issues

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Hotfixes that are included in this service pack

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

946581 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=946581/) A cumulative update for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 is available

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Features and functionalities that are new, changed, or improved

Added features or functionalities

• Visual Web Developer 2008 Express supports the Web Application project model and templates. Additionally, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express supports Class Library projects. You can create a separate assembly to save shared logic from your Web site or from your application.
• Support for the JScript formatting commands has been improved. The CTRL+K key combination and the CTRL+D key combination are now supported for stand-alone JScript (.js) files and for JScript in .aspx pages.
• Support has been added for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. You can connect to SQL Server 2008 in Server Explorer. The drag-and-drop operation from Server Explorer now supports code generation for the data types that are specific to SQL Server 2008. These data types include the following:

• Date
• Timespan
• Datetime2
• Datetimeoffset
• Support has been added for the Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 Managed Module project template and for the IIS 7 Handler project template. Therefore, you can create IIS 7 Managed Module projects and IIS 7 Handler projects in Visual Studio.
• Project templates have been added so that you can use ASP.NET Dynamic Data controls. Visual Studio now includes project templates for creating Web sites and Web applications that use the new ASP.NET Dynamic Data feature.

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Fixed issues for which hotfixes were not released

The following table lists some issues that this service pack fixes. No hotfixes were released for these issues.

Connect ID Description
291226 When you compile a project that uses .refresh files, the .refresh files takes a long time to compile.
292096 Spaces are inserted incorrectly when you format a cascading style sheet (.css) file.
293526 The Web debugging operation fails if the compilation section is defined inside the location element in the Web.config file.
293683 Cascading style sheet (CSS) IntelliSense adds double quotation marks in the class attribute after you enable the Insert attribute value quote when typing option.
299418 When you add a new master page to the project, and you select a parent master page for the new master page, the default value of the AutoEventWireup attribute is set to False.
302554 You receive a Cound not find CSS class selector <Class_Name> error message when you click Go To Definition in the DIV class name.
303796 When you debug a Web service, Visual Studio automatically updates the Web references in a Web client application that runs on the same computer.
304108 You receive an attribute is invalid – The value is invalid according to its datatype ‘NmToken’ error message when you add more than one value to the traceOutputOptions attribute in the Web.config file.
307231 You cannot add a nested master page as a new item in Web Application projects.
309571 The color coding feature is unavailable when you edit a Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (.vbs) file in Visual Studio 2008.
309977 Visual Studio 2008 stops responding when you work in large HTML files.
310296 Visual Studio 2005 publishes the bin vssver2.scc file.
310858 Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 crashes when you format a stand-alone .css file.
311717 When you use custom controls that are inside a Tab panel that is inside a Tab container in Details view, you receive an error message.
312146 Cascading style sheet (.css) files in folders that are under the App_Themes folder are ignored at design time.
312199 If you specify an external .config file in the configSource attribute of the compilation element in the Web.config file, the debug operation fails.
314664 When you update the source of a parameter for a query that is defined for a SqlDatasouce object, Visual Studio 2008 corrupts the other parameters for the query.
314745 You cannot use the Page.StyleSheetTheme property in a page that uses a master page.
317032 When you put Visual Studio on a secondary monitor in a dual monitor scenario, a problem occurs when you resize the editor.
317251 When you link to a .css file in a master page by using the ~/ syntax, child pages cannot access the .css file.
320945 Jscript IntelliSense does not work with the Ext JS JavaScript library.
321902 The HTML designer does not replace the selection when you perform a paste operation.
321928 The HTML designer does not accept keyboard shortcuts.
322465 The HTML designer reverses the input text that replaces a selection if the selection has a tag.
322633 The Syntax Highlighting feature is unavailable for classic .asp files.
324664 You cannot save a Web project if you use the IIS Web Server option and you set the project URL.
327262 If you select a control inside a table that is inside a panel, the control is selected incorrectly in Source mode.
328944 The Code View button and the Design View button are not enabled, and the F7 key and the SHIFT+F7 key combination do not work.
330792 The NavigateURL property of the Hyperlink control incorrectly resolves the URL.
331523 JavaScript IntelliSense contains a typographical error for the fontcolor method and for the fontsize method.
331534 JavaScript IntelliSense does not display some members of the RegExp object.
336039 When you connect a Microsoft laptop mouse to your computer, user interface problems occur.

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REFERENCES

For more information about Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

945140 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=945140/) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and list of fixed issues

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
• Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

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