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HTML Editor VS2005 - Part 1

, 4 Aug 2006
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Featuers and Tricks of VS2005 HTML Editor


HTML Editor in VS2005 - Part 1

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<FONT color=#000000>This article is to cover the special features + tips in VS2005 HTML Editor. Designing an HTML page has become lot easier for the developer. Almost everything is available readymade to the developer.
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<FONT color=#000000>1.Strictly XHTML
<FONT color=#000000>The Html need to be strictly XHTML compliant.
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<!<FONT color=#800000 size=2>DOCTYPE<FONT color=#000000 size=2> <FONT color=#ff0000 size=2>html<FONT color=#000000 size=2> <FONT color=#ff0000 size=2>PUBLIC<FONT color=#000000 size=2> <FONT color=#0000ff size=2>"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"<FONT color=#000000 size=2> <FONT color=#0000ff size=2>"">

<FONT color=#000000>This line is automatically added to aspx pages and if the user wishes to use non-XHTML pages just removal of this line would do.
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<FONT color=#000000>2. Easy Shift
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<FONT color=#000000>In previous versions we used Shift+ F7 to switch between the Code and Design Mode. Now Shift+F7 is used to switch in HTML Design Mode to HTML Source Mode. Just F7 would transfer move aspx.cs page. Interestingly Alt+F7 gives a Tab control to select the Active Tool Windows.
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<FONT color=#000000>3.Intellisense Everywhere
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<FONT color=#000000>In the earlier versions HTML editor had very less intellisense, but in VS 2005 HTML editor one can find lots and lots of Intellisense.
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<FONT color=#000000>4.Table with Templates
<FONT color=#000000>While inserting Template by Layout>Insert Table> , there is an option to either go by Custom Table by giving all the properties (width, height, columns,rows alignment), also there is an interesting option to select the Templates. Some of the Templates available are
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Sample image
  • <FONT color=#000000>Header,Footer,Side, Header and Side, Header,Footer,Side, Horizontal Split, Vertical Split, Top Down Hierarchy
<FONT color=#000000>5. Inserting Sever Controls in HTML Source
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<FONT color=#000000>The server controls can now be directly dropped in the source of the HTML page.Just select the server control and drop direclty in the location where the server
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<FONT color=#000000>There are more features to be explored.
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<FONT color=#000000>Regards
<FONT color=#0000ff>Umanath Selvan
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