When Written: Aug 2008
All this editing of some older sites led me to try and use the normally excellent Visual Studio 2008 to edit and test some ASP code. This code was not ASP .NET but the pre .NET version. I was shocked to see that all intellisense and code hinting was missing for ASP, turning Visual Studio 2008 into not much more than a large notepad for ASP projects!
A dig through the forums showed that this was correct, but quite what the thinking was behind this is not clear. The only suggestion that I could find from Microsoft was to use Visual Studio 2005 as well. This is ok if Visual Studio 2005 is installed first. If, however, you install it after the 2008 version you will find a lot of the .NET file associations will point to Visual Studio 2005. Of course you can install Visual studio 2008 again after you have installed 2005 and that will fix these associations. After all you had no real work to do this week did you?
Article by: Mark Newton
Published in: Mark Newton